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Adams County has mobilized to reduce and prevent drug abuse
 
Members of the Drug Free Adams County Task Force include: 
  • Adams County Health and Human Services
  • Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics
  • Adams Friendship School District
  • Adams County Sheriff’s Office
  • Adams County Public Health
  • Rome Police Department
  • Adams County District Attorney
  
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Drug Free Adams County.  Working to Build A Healthy Community Town Hall Meeting

  
 Adams County ranked #7 in prescription drug abuse
per the statewide assessment conducted by WI DHS.
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Drug Free Adams County Task Force community partners have come together to lay the ground work for a long term drug prevention strategy.
 
Highlights of Drug Free Adams County Task Force Activities to date:
·         Provided three permanent drug drop boxes for law enforcement in Adams County (see brochure)
·         Offered a take back and public awareness booth as part of the Community Wellness Clinic and Health Fair
·         Hosted a train the trainer event for Good Drugs Gone Bad, to launch a broad based public awareness and education campaign
·         Will provide training and certification to three Adams County Law Enforcement officials to be certified as Drug Recognition Experts
·         Will host a Drug Identification Training for Education Professionals (DITEP) for at least 20 education and other professionals in Adams County in 2014
·         Established the Adams County Drug Free Task Force
·         Will launch efforts at a Town Hall Meeting on April 15th – featuring Joe Keil (drug recognition expert, Adams County Sheriff K9 demonstration, Moundview Memorial staff)
·         Plan to implement public awareness campaign in schools, health care, and in community
·         Will provide comprehensive outreach campaign to engage every sector in the work to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug abuse long term.
·         Task Force is currently working to develop an Adams County public awareness campaign to launch Spring 2014
·         Hope to apply for the Drug Free Community Support Program in 2015 to sustain drug prevention efforts.
  
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