The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is determined to keep this parish a safe place to live, work and raise a family. Combat illegal drug abuse is one way we hope to achieve our goal. Illegal drugs are responsible for a growing number of today’s issues. It causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.
Addiction to prescription medication is also a major issue. Most people have no idea how potent or addictive some medications in their medicine cabinet can be. Education and the securing of medications are key to combating this type of abuse.
The most common symptoms of addiction are:
- severe loss of control
- continued use despite serious consequences
- preoccupation with using
- failed attempts to quit
Finding the right help and place for the person suffering is the first step. The goal of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is to connect the person suffering (or their family) with the appropriate resources.
If you have information on any illegal drug activity, please call the Drug Activity Hotline at 271-DOPE.