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The annual Family Fun Day is back!! Join us this evening from 5-7pm at the Farmer's Market in Rocky Mount for a fun evening of free activities and an opportunity to learn about resources in the community! Bouncy house....Bookmobile....Blood pressure checks.....Prizes....and so much more! Many thanks to the FRESH Coalition, Piedmont Community Services, CHILL Youth Task Force, and our WONDERFUL partners for making this happen again! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Suicide is preventable! Speak up and know there is help. youtu.be/PeRJrDbfyTg ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you taking care of yourself? Take a moment today to evaluate where you are with your mental health. If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. You can also contact Piedmont Community Services for access to services. Remember, YOU MATTER. #suicidepreventionmonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Love our CHILL youth out making a difference in the community raising awareness! 👏We're all set up at the Farmers' Market for Overdose Awareness Day! Stop by to get your free medication lock box and check out the cool resources available! We're here until 8pm! ... See MoreSee Less
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If you feel different, you drive different!DANGERS OF MARIJUANA USE AND DRIVINGIf you’re planning to use marijuana, do not drive. Designate a driver who won’t be using marijuana or use other safe and sober methods to get home safely. Someone who’s high shouldn’t be making decisions about driving; that’s why planning ahead is key.Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office bring you this message of "Don't Puff and Drive" ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrated our graduation from CADCA’s coalition academy this week at the National Forum in Oxon Hill, Maryland! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Rx Drug Take Back Day is TOMORROW! Join us from 10am - 2pm at the Rocky Mount PD or Franklin County Sheriff's Office Westlake Substation to dispose of your unwanted, unused medication - properly!youtu.be/Ry647QcTN5U ... See MoreSee Less
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ADULTS, MAY WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION. With Halloween quickly approaching, we want to encourage and inform the community of growing concerns around THC and youth use. "In 2021, The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) introduced a product code specific to delta-8 THC into its National Poison Data System (NPDS), allowing for the monitoring of delta-8 THC adverse events*. From January 1 to July 31, 2021, 660 delta-8 THC exposures were recorded with the new product code, and one additional case was recoded as a delta-8 THC exposure from October 2020. Eighteen percent of exposures (119 of 661 cases) required hospitalization, and 39% (258 of 661 cases) involved pediatric patients less than 18 years of age. " - Health Alert Network ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that according to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Join us at one of two locations on October 23rd from 10am - 2pm. • Rocky Mount Police Department Or• Franklin County Sheriffs Office - Westlake Substation ... See MoreSee Less
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