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Jackson County voters first approved a tax to "combat" drug use and drug-related crime in 1989. Later dubbed COMBAT -- for the Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax -- the tax has permitted Jackson County to approach the impact of drugs on individuals and entire communities as both a legal issue and public health crisis.
The four pillars of the COMBAT program are Prevention, Treatment, Law Enforcement and Anti-Violence. > MORE
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Witnesses sharing what they know is crucial to solving violent crimes and preventing more victims. > MORE
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Call 816-361-5900 and First Call will answer your questions about finding help for abuse disorders. > MORE
| ||Canvassing Event for July 25 Postponed |
Due to the extreme heat advisory for Friday, July 25, Jackson County COMBAT will postpone the Neighborhood Canvassing Event for Independence. Please check back regularly for more updates.
| || ||Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk driving. We also are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of driving with distractions such as text messaging or talking on a cell phone. Working with the Department of Transportation and other Federal agencies, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is taking steps to highlight the growing problem of drugged driving. The National Drug Control Strategy includes a goal of reducing drugged driving in the United States 10% by the year 2015. > MORE |
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Rohypnol® (roofies) and GHB are central nervous system depressants. Both drugs emerged in the early 1990’s as "drug-assisted assault" drugs. In the news, these drugs are more commonly known as "date rape," "drug rape" or "acquaintance rape" drugs. Whether going to a party or on a trip with friends, it is important that everyone be aware of how these drugs are used and how to protect yourself. While often associated with alcoholic beverages, these drugs can also be slipped into a non-alcoholic drink.
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