The top 10 percent. Usually you work hard, and want to be in this tier, but not this time. According to statistics from the 2015 Indiana State Epidemiology Report, Montgomery County ranks in the top 10 percent of Indiana counties for substance abuse. The most abused drugs include heroin and cocaine. This Ranks us up there with much larger and more densely populated counties such as Vanderburgh, Monroe, Lake, Madison, Howard, Marion, Tippecanoe, Allen and LaPorte.
On Wednesday The Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition gave away roughly $37,000 in mini grants in the following categories to local programs in an attempt to combat these statistics.
Education/Prevention – This includes education/awareness programs, activities, services, or materials aimed at deterring individuals from the use or abuse of alcohol or other drugs and the prevention of related problems.