Valuable Resources for Parents

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255

New Synthetic Opioids TD (Power Point .pptx)
New Synthetic Drugs Infographic (.pdf)
Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use or Vaping
HEROIN – The New Drug of Choice & What To Look For
Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-cigarettes
Overdose Prevention
Addiction Center – The Importance of Teen Substance Abuse Prevention
Advanced Recovery Systems
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol Rehab Guide – Warning Signs of Alcoholism
American Addiction Centers
Aarons Place Brochure
Children’s Bureau, Inc. (Help 4 Hoosiers)
Cocaine Anonymous
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

D.A.R.E Website
Drug Free Action Alliance
Hendricks County Health Partnership (Addiction, Substance Misuse, & Recovery)
Indiana Lifeline Law
Mental Health of America
Narcotics Anonymous
National Council for Aging Care – Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly
Painfully Obvious
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Parents The-Anti-Drug
Partnership For A Drug Free America
Rehab Center
RehabSpot – Teenagers in Alcohol Rehab
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service
Survivor Speakout (Victim Impact Panel)

United Drug Taskforce

The United Drug Taskforce is comprised of officers from different agencies in Hendricks County. They investigate drug related activity and work to keep drugs off our streets.

Choose to report illegal drug or criminal activity in your community. All calls are confidential and anonymous.

The United Drug Task Force Tip Line: 317-858-7717

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)

Free meetings facilitated by trained volunteer parents are held on Thursdays.
White Lick Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
2530 North, 600 East Avon, Indiana 46123Fellowship Hall Info: 317.852.2840PAL meets every week. PAL provides continuing education and support, at no charge, for parents trying to save a son or daughter from addiction to alcohol or drugs.PAL can also help spouses who are forced to act like the parent to their addicted partner who is abusing alcohol or drugs. (All other family members and friends are also welcome to attend our meetings).

You are Not Alone

By attending PAL meetings, you will learn proven ways to help your loved one have a permanent recovery from addiction. You will also be able to give support to, and receive support from, others who are facing the same challenges you are. Everyone is welcome. No need to register, just show up at a meeting.

For more information about PAL, visit or call 800.239.9127

HEROIN – The New Drug of Choice

Heroin is the new drug of choice. It is very easy to get and less expensive than marijuana. It only takes one heroin use to become an abuser and ruin lives.

Today, addiction is recognized as a Substance Use Disorder (SUDS) and is affecting many young people. Those who have SUDS are victims of the real problem; the seller, the pusher, the drug dealer. The person who has this disorder needs love and understanding from family and friends. They need serious help. The drug dealers are the ones we need off of the streets. If you see something, say something. You never know when someone is going to offer drugs to your kids. What To Look For

A heroin user may get a very dry mouth, flushed skin and their hygiene may suffer. Their pupils become pin points and they may nod off suddenly. Their thinking will be clouded and they can become forgetful. Their decision-making and self-controlare likely to deteriorate. They will steal and they will lie. They may have unexplained itching, nausea and vomiting. Opiate abusers also often suffer from constipation and they may experience infections of the skin, other types of infections and their immune system will weaken to other illnesses.

Things to look for, other than the physical signs mentioned above, include laxatives or laxative packages or bottles. Heroin can be injected, smoked, or snorted so depending on the method used, you may find paraphernalia of drug use left behind. You might find parts of the drug itself, a powdery or crumbly substance that is off-white to dark brown. Black tar heroin is mostly black and is sticky instead of powdery. If you find syringes or small glass, metal pipes, aluminum foil, dirty spoons, blackened spoons, spoons missing, belts or rubber tubing, chances are that someone you love has Substance Use Disorder. Help them and do not be ashamed of them or to ask your friends and family for understanding and kindness. The worst thing people can do is turn their backs on you during this time.

If someone in your family is diagnosed with cancer they are surrounded with love and people you know will do everything they can to help. Someone with Substance Use Disorder deserves the same love and understanding. They are sick. Do not call the police, call a doctor.

The person with SUDS needs you. The person who supplies the drug needs prison.

If you would like to learn more about how we, as a community, can battle heroin (and other drugs being used by teens including alcohol and prescription drugs) join us at the monthly meetings of the Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to spread the word to yiour friends and families about this issue.

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department