Programs.

The Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force engages the community with several programs designed to educate and inform parents and children about substance abuse. Below are some of the programs available in Hendricks County that the Task Force supports through funding. For more information, please contact us.

S.M.A.R.T. 

This stands for Stopping Minors with Alcohol Response Teams. This will be a group of off duty officers from the various agencies in the county doing projects at least 4 times a year to watch for illegal sales of alcohol to minors, monitor minors on probation and minors in consumption.

RX Drop Boxes

RX Drop Boxes are designed to reduce prescription drugs in homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. Prescription drugs have become the target of theft and misuse. Unfortunately, people who have access to the residence are the culprits. Prescription drugs have become the number one substance of abuse for America's 12 to 17 year olds and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. 

Toxaway Days

Tox-Away Days are scheduled at various locations around the community each year to collect household hazardous wastes (HHW) and “problem wastes” from Hendricks County residents. Only residents of Hendricks County are allowed to utilize the District’s Tox-Away Day events.