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Mom talks about losing son to heroin overdose
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
On April 2, 2014, Sherry Mitchell lost her 21-year-old son, Dillon, to a heroin overdose. His obituary described a young man who loved to play lacrosse and goose hunt, and play bass and acoustic guitar.

Social Media Safety
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
Did you know your teen can go online and get drugs, learn about getting high or find out what other kids are experiencing? According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), teens increasingly use secretive social media sites like Snapchat,…

Foundation supports sheriff’s efforts against opioid abuse
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
EASTON — The Bryan Brothers Foundation was an early supporter of Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble’s efforts to address the community’s opioid abuse epidemic.

Hiding spots for drugs
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
Top 10 places kids hide drugs, according to the DEA

Naloxone reverses opioid overdoses
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
What is Naloxone?

History of Talbot Goes Purple
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
Talbot Goes Purple is an initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary that empowers our youth and our community to “Go Purple” as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.

Easton will go purple
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
EASTON — As Talbot County goes purple, so too will Easton, thanks to Easton Utilities.

Talbot students will get updated health lessons
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
In response to the Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 students in Talbot County Public Schools will receive updated health lessons this school year. New lessons are being added to the curriculum in order to bring…

Checklist for when your child is prescribed opioids for pain
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
A doctor or dentist may want to prescribe an opioid for your child, perhaps after a sports injury or after wisdom teeth removal. While sometimes these medications are appropriate, it is important to ask questions, know the risks and get…

What’s in that stuff? A look at drug adulteration
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
More Information Up until the late 1970s, heroin mostly included just heroin and opium alkaloids, and the presence of additional substances was uncommon. In the 1980s, caffeine, added because it vaporizes at a lower temperature than heroin when smoked, remained…

What do I do if I find out my child is using drugs?
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:30:00 -0400
First, sit down and take a deep breath. You don’t need to assume the worst but you do need to act. Here are some tips from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids:

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