SAFE For Lake County, For Life

SAFE For Lake County, For Life SAFE's purpose is to collaborate to reduce the incidence of substance abuse in Lake County Indiana. Supporting Addiction Free Environments (SAFE) for Lake County is made up of individuals and organizations that want to see the reduction of incidence and prevalence of substance use among adults and adolescents in Lake County, Indiana.

This coalition brings together all sectors of the community to build a safe, happy, and healthy environment for its residents. Members include professionals from the prevention/education, treatment/intervention, and law enforcement/justice fields. These members work together towards one goal: substance free environments for the Lake County residents. Please consider becoming involved in SAFE, join in the effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse in our county. Any Lake County resident or organization is welcome to join.

Operating as usual

In Plain Sight!!
05/12/2021
Can You V**e M**h? | Dangers Of M**h V**e

In Plain Sight!!

Most vaporizers and electronic ci******es are not made for m**h use. However, mixing illicit drugs into v**e liquids is an increasingly popular trend.

Do you have prescriptions to dispose of? We have a SAFE way to make that happen. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to...
05/11/2021

Do you have prescriptions to dispose of? We have a SAFE way to make that happen. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to receive your free @DeterraSystems drug deactivation pouch. Simply add the medication, add water, seal & shake. The drugs are rendered useless and safe for disposal. This will help the environment as well as limiting anyone's access to your prescriptions.

Do you have prescriptions to dispose of? We have a SAFE way to make that happen. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to receive your free @DeterraSystems drug deactivation pouch. Simply add the medication, add water, seal & shake. The drugs are rendered useless and safe for disposal. This will help the environment as well as limiting anyone's access to your prescriptions.

Happy Mother's Day from our SAFE family to yours.Remember moms, kids listen. So be sure to talk to yours about the dange...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from our SAFE family to yours.

Remember moms, kids listen. So be sure to talk to yours about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Visit WeTalked.org for tips on how to start the conversation.

Happy Mother's Day from our SAFE family to yours.

Remember moms, kids listen. So be sure to talk to yours about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Visit WeTalked.org for tips on how to start the conversation.

Did you know?THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the intoxicating component of cannabis, can impair users for 3 - 10 hours after...
05/07/2021

Did you know?

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the intoxicating component of cannabis, can impair users for 3 - 10 hours after use. It can be detected in the body for weeks after consumption too. Users can face fines and loss of their license or job despite no longer being affected by the drug. The higher the level of THC content, and the m**hod of consumption correlates to the length of impairment.

The more you know, the SAFEr you are!

Did you know?

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the intoxicating component of cannabis, can impair users for 3 - 10 hours after use. It can be detected in the body for weeks after consumption too. Users can face fines and loss of their license or job despite no longer being affected by the drug. The higher the level of THC content, and the m**hod of consumption correlates to the length of impairment.

The more you know, the SAFEr you are!

The dangers of drug facilitated sexual assault are real, and very scary. Here are some tips to ensure it doesn't happen ...
05/05/2021

The dangers of drug facilitated sexual assault are real, and very scary. Here are some tips to ensure it doesn't happen to you:

> Don’t drink from a can or bottle that you didn’t open yourself
> If someone offers you a drink from the bar at a club or party, don’t take it. Instead, go to the bar to order your own drink, watch it being poured, and carry the drink yourself.
> Don’t leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call
> If you realize that your drink has been left unattended, throw it out and get a new one
> Don’t drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance, like a salty taste or unexplained residue
> Don’t mix drugs and alcohol. Even over-the-counter drugs like cold medicine can react with alcohol and other substances in negative ways.

The dangers of drug facilitated sexual assault are real, and very scary. Here are some tips to ensure it doesn't happen to you:

> Don’t drink from a can or bottle that you didn’t open yourself
> If someone offers you a drink from the bar at a club or party, don’t take it. Instead, go to the bar to order your own drink, watch it being poured, and carry the drink yourself.
> Don’t leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call
> If you realize that your drink has been left unattended, throw it out and get a new one
> Don’t drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance, like a salty taste or unexplained residue
> Don’t mix drugs and alcohol. Even over-the-counter drugs like cold medicine can react with alcohol and other substances in negative ways.

May is Mental Health Awareness MonthNow more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No on...
05/03/2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need. If you need help reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) by calling 800.950.NAMI or text NAMI to 741741.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need. If you need help reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) by calling 800.950.NAMI or text NAMI to 741741.

Merrillville Community School Corporation is a proud member and grant recipient of SAFE for Lake County. They personify ...
04/29/2021

Merrillville Community School Corporation is a proud member and grant recipient of SAFE for Lake County. They personify how important it is to engage students at every age to live a healthy and safe life. We are proud to have Merrillville Community School Corporation and many other Lake County schools join our mission. You can join us too, by visiting safeforlakecounty.org.

Merrillville Community School Corporation is a proud member and grant recipient of SAFE for Lake County. They personify how important it is to engage students at every age to live a healthy and safe life. We are proud to have Merrillville Community School Corporation and many other Lake County schools join our mission. You can join us too, by visiting safeforlakecounty.org.

Did you miss National Take Back Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com and we'll ...
04/27/2021

Did you miss National Take Back Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com and we'll send you free drug disposal pouches that will deactivate your medications. Then your drugs will be gone for good and your mind will be at ease!

Did you miss National Take Back Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com and we'll send you free drug disposal pouches that will deactivate your medications. Then your drugs will be gone for good and your mind will be at ease!

There's really never a bad time to talk to your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They hear you. They appreci...
04/23/2021

There's really never a bad time to talk to your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They hear you. They appreciate your concern and care. Even if they don't always show it.

There's really never a bad time to talk to your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They hear you. They appreciate your concern and care. Even if they don't always show it.

Drug take back day is this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Police Stations nationwide.They're accepting prescription drugs, ov...
04/21/2021

Drug take back day is this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Police Stations nationwide.

They're accepting prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds, aspirin, cold remedies, antiseptics & germ killing liquids, birth control pills, hormone replacement drugs and veterinary medicines.

To find your closest drop-off location visit https://bit.ly/3ek2DJk

Drug take back day is this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Police Stations nationwide.

They're accepting prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds, aspirin, cold remedies, antiseptics & germ killing liquids, birth control pills, hormone replacement drugs and veterinary medicines.

To find your closest drop-off location visit https://bit.ly/3ek2DJk

Most people think, "It wouldn't happen to me," when it comes to addiction. Michael Waggoner is a real person, with a rea...
04/21/2021
Michael Waggoner's story | Just Think Twice

Most people think, "It wouldn't happen to me," when it comes to addiction. Michael Waggoner is a real person, with a real addiction story. Read his and others here: https://bit.ly/3dGd49F

Michael's substance misuse resulted in multiple overdoses and run-ins in with the law. Today, he's in recovery focusing on rebuilding relationships with his family and being a positive influence for his son.

04/19/2021

Keep your meds safe.
Easy access can lead to easy addiction.

The third Friday in April is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day in the United States. It was started in an eff...
04/16/2021

The third Friday in April is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day in the United States.

It was started in an effort to encourage the proper disposal of unused or expired medications that might otherwise have the potential for abuse by family members or visitors to your home. We at SAFE offer the Deterra drug deactivation pouches through our www.flushingiswrong.com site. There is also a National Take Back Day on April 24th at area police stations.

We hope you will SAFEly observe this national day.

The third Friday in April is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day in the United States.

It was started in an effort to encourage the proper disposal of unused or expired medications that might otherwise have the potential for abuse by family members or visitors to your home. We at SAFE offer the Deterra drug deactivation pouches through our www.flushingiswrong.com site. There is also a National Take Back Day on April 24th at area police stations.

We hope you will SAFEly observe this national day.

Regarded as one of America's top experts in various drugs and alcohol trends Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, has specia...
04/15/2021

Regarded as one of America's top experts in various drugs and alcohol trends Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years.
On Friday, April 23rd, from 9am - 12pm we are sponsoring a virtual professional training led by Officer Galloway. Registration is $10 per person. Here is the link: https://bit.ly/39PDYL4

Regarded as one of America's top experts in various drugs and alcohol trends Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years.
On Friday, April 23rd, from 9am - 12pm we are sponsoring a virtual professional training led by Officer Galloway. Registration is $10 per person. Here is the link: https://bit.ly/39PDYL4

The life of a teenager can be stressful Unfortunately, without guidance some choose unhealthy ways to manage their stres...
04/13/2021

The life of a teenager can be stressful Unfortunately, without guidance some choose unhealthy ways to manage their stress like abusing drugs.

Here are 7 healthy alternatives from https://bit.ly/2PBINB2 you can provide for them to better handle their stress:
1, Get them outside
2. Provide healthy food options
3. Encourage breaks
4. Get them to sleep
5. Help them scale back
6. Push creativity
7. Turn up the music

The life of a teenager can be stressful Unfortunately, without guidance some choose unhealthy ways to manage their stress like abusing drugs.

Here are 7 healthy alternatives from https://bit.ly/2PBINB2 you can provide for them to better handle their stress:
1, Get them outside
2. Provide healthy food options
3. Encourage breaks
4. Get them to sleep
5. Help them scale back
6. Push creativity
7. Turn up the music

Deterra is easy to use and it really works. It's safer for the environment, it keeps addictive medications out of people...
04/09/2021

Deterra is easy to use and it really works. It's safer for the environment, it keeps addictive medications out of people's hands, and if you contact SAFE, it's FREE. SAFE for Lake County will provide Deterra pouches to anyone that would like them free of charge visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to get yours.

Deterra is easy to use and it really works. It's safer for the environment, it keeps addictive medications out of people's hands, and if you contact SAFE, it's FREE. SAFE for Lake County will provide Deterra pouches to anyone that would like them free of charge visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to get yours.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.Alcohol is the most used substance by youth and adults in the U.S. According to the Nat...
04/07/2021

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Alcohol is the most used substance by youth and adults in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Health's 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey, 55.3% of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year. It is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Over 95,000 Americans die from alcohol related causes each year.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Alcohol is the most used substance by youth and adults in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Health's 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey, 55.3% of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year. It is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Over 95,000 Americans die from alcohol related causes each year.

Using ma*****na carries real risks for your health and quality of life. Some might be surprising to you. So know the ris...
04/01/2021
Let’s Be Blunt Now – SAFE for Lake County

Using ma*****na carries real risks for your health and quality of life. Some might be surprising to you. So know the risks—learn before you burn, eat, or use.

Today’s ma*****na has more than 3 times the concentration of THC than ma*****na from 25 years ago. More THC—the mind-altering chemical in ma*****na—may lead to an increase in dependency and addiction.

The Deterra System works! With the ability to properly dispose of drugs patients are 8 times more likely to ensure that ...
03/31/2021

The Deterra System works! With the ability to properly dispose of drugs patients are 8 times more likely to ensure that prescribed opioids are deactivated and unusable. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to receive your free drug disposal pouches. Whether for yourself or others ensuring that dangerous drugs are properly eliminated is one of SAFE's top missions.

The Deterra System works! With the ability to properly dispose of drugs patients are 8 times more likely to ensure that prescribed opioids are deactivated and unusable. Visit http://www.flushingiswrong.com to receive your free drug disposal pouches. Whether for yourself or others ensuring that dangerous drugs are properly eliminated is one of SAFE's top missions.

Running errands.A perfect moment to talk to your kids about substance abuse.Starting the conversation is hard. Making it...
03/29/2021

Running errands.
A perfect moment to talk to your kids about substance abuse.

Starting the conversation is hard. Making it part of an every day activity can make it easier. For tips on how—and when—to begin the conversation, visit WeTalked.org

Running errands.
A perfect moment to talk to your kids about substance abuse.

Starting the conversation is hard. Making it part of an every day activity can make it easier. For tips on how—and when—to begin the conversation, visit WeTalked.org

Just a few years ago there was a shortage of physicians in the United States. Through Physicians Working Together they h...
03/25/2021

Just a few years ago there was a shortage of physicians in the United States. Through Physicians Working Together they have been able to unite and recruit doctors to practice here and focus on the doctor - patient relationship that was causing some to flee the fields. With the pandemic our appreciation for our physicians has grown ten-fold. Be sure to show your support for your physician with a red carnation and encourage others to do the same.

Just a few years ago there was a shortage of physicians in the United States. Through Physicians Working Together they have been able to unite and recruit doctors to practice here and focus on the doctor - patient relationship that was causing some to flee the fields. With the pandemic our appreciation for our physicians has grown ten-fold. Be sure to show your support for your physician with a red carnation and encourage others to do the same.

Fresh Start Counseling has four NWI locations and provide counsel for everything from family and marriage to substance a...
03/23/2021

Fresh Start Counseling has four NWI locations and provide counsel for everything from family and marriage to substance abuse and everything in between. @freshstartcounselingservices are proud member of SAFE and strive to enhance the personal growth and development of their clients while maintaining confidentiality and ethical behavior. If you've been looking for someone to talk to visit them at https://bit.ly/3rt9wxl

Fresh Start Counseling has four NWI locations and provide counsel for everything from family and marriage to substance abuse and everything in between. @freshstartcounselingservices are proud member of SAFE and strive to enhance the personal growth and development of their clients while maintaining confidentiality and ethical behavior. If you've been looking for someone to talk to visit them at https://bit.ly/3rt9wxl

Sometimes the best way to explain why not to do som**hing, is to give examples of the consequences of doing so. Risky be...
03/19/2021
Consequences For Underage Drinking

Sometimes the best way to explain why not to do som**hing, is to give examples of the consequences of doing so. Risky behavior, poor academic performance, and lower inhibitions are just a few of the consequences underage drinking can cause. So talk to your kids and visit WeTalked.org for tips on how to have the conversation.

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From all of us at SAFE for Lake County, if you celebrate today, please do it SAFEly.
03/17/2021

From all of us at SAFE for Lake County, if you celebrate today, please do it SAFEly.

From all of us at SAFE for Lake County, if you celebrate today, please do it SAFEly.

This prevention week focuses on providing education, resources, and information on risks of inhalant use. One hit of an ...
03/15/2021

This prevention week focuses on providing education, resources, and information on risks of inhalant use.

One hit of an inhalant can cause nausea, disorientation, limb spasms, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation and death. Prolonged inhalant abuse can cause damage to the brain, hearing loss, bone marrow and central nervous system injuries. If you have any questions or concerns reach out to poison control: 800.222.1222.

This prevention week focuses on providing education, resources, and information on risks of inhalant use.

One hit of an inhalant can cause nausea, disorientation, limb spasms, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation and death. Prolonged inhalant abuse can cause damage to the brain, hearing loss, bone marrow and central nervous system injuries. If you have any questions or concerns reach out to poison control: 800.222.1222.

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Geminus Corporation 8400 Louisiana St
Merrillville, IN
46410

General information

SAFE exists for the following purposes: » To reduce the incidence of alcohol, to***co and other drugs in Lake County. » To invite groups and individuals who wish to propose programs to combat substance abuse through education, treatment and justice. » To formulate and implement a countywide comprehensive plan. » To fund proposed projects by the awarding of grants from the local portion of the Drug Free Community Fund to help fulfill our mission. » To hold accountable those individuals and organizations receiving grants from SAFE, requiring that their project is geared towards SAFE's goals and guidelines. » To network and facilitate/foster with similar groups the sharing of information relative to prevention, education, treatment, intervention and justice. » To advocate legislative concerns both locally and statewide as it relates to the goal and vision of SAFE.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(219) 757-1851

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Who is SAFE?

Supporting Addiction Free Environments (SAFE) for Lake County, formerly Lake County Substance Abuse Council (LCSAC), is made up of individuals and organizations that want to see the reduction of incidence and prevalence of substance use among adults and adolescents in Lake County, Indiana. This coalition brings together all sectors of the community to build a safe, happy, and healthy environment for its residents. Members include professionals from the prevention/education, treatment/intervention, and law enforcement/justice fields. These members work together towards one goal: substance free environments for the Lake County residents. Please consider becoming involved with SAFE and join in the effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse in our county. Any Lake County resident or organization is welcome to join.


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