Community Conversation on opioid epidemic March 7

Posted February 26, 2018

Parents and other community members are invited to participate in a Community Conversation about the opioid epidemic.

A behavioral health nurse and a sheriff’s deputy will outline the factors that led to the opioid problem and how to recognize signs of opioid and prescription drug abuse. Attendees then can explore simple ways for community members to get involved in prevention efforts.

The discussion will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 in the library at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth. There is no fee, but participants are asked to pre-register by Monday, March 5.

A medication collection will be held in conjunction with the presentation. Those wishing to safely dispose of expired or unneeded over-the-counter or prescription medications can bring them from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the Board Room (enter Door #2). Cross out identifying information, and place liquids in a plastic bag. Items not accepted include illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), and mercury thermometers.

This Community Conversation is co-sponsored by Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation, Healthy Sheboygan County 2020, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, and Aurora Health Care.

People also can visit permanent medication drop-boxes, located at five police departments throughout Sheboygan County:

  • Elkhart Lake Police Department, 40 Pine St., Elkhart Lake
  • Kohler Police Department, 319 Highland Drive, Kohler
  • Plymouth Police Department, 128 Smith St., Plymouth
  • Sheboygan Police Department, 1315 N. 23rd St., Sheboygan
  • Sheboygan Falls Police Department, 375 Buffalo St., Sheboygan Falls

Learn more:
Register online at no charge and receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
• Register with Community Ed & Rec by phone at (920) 892-5068 or by email at
View or download the complete Winter/Spring 2018 Course Listings.
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