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Methamphetamine’s impact on our community



RAPID CITY –– The public is invited to a Community Planning Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 to discuss specific goals addressing methamphetamine concerns in Rapid City.

Methamphetamine within Rapid City has become a growing concern over the past few years and has seen the spotlight many times since the beginning of the year. Many remember the joint press releases via Skype held last fall by the mayors and police chiefs of Rapid City and Sioux Falls to address the increasing problem of methamphetamine across the state. In early January of this year, Mayor Allender once again stressed the issue of methamphetamine and the need for treatment facilities and rehabilitation programs.

The meeting will be held at Rapid City High School’s Multi-Purpose Room, 601 Columbus St.

April 11 Agenda Welcome: Amy Iversen-Pollreisz, Deputy Secretary, Department of Social Services Share & Discuss identified: Barriers, Issues, Needs and

Resources, Identify 2-3 specific goals and next steps for Prevention, Intervention & Treatment

This is a follow up Action Planning Meeting, as a result of the Methamphetamine Community Forum on March 9 – where over 12 community agencies participated in presentations, provided comments and answered audience questions. Panel members from March 9 Meth Forum included:

BMS, Crisis Care Center
City County Alcohol & Drug Program
DSS, Child Protection Services
Impacted Community Member
Law Enforcement & UNET
Lifeways
LSS, Arise Youth Center/West
Manlove Psychiatric Group
State’s Attorney’s Office
Wellfully Adolescent Treatment Center
Two Youth Representatives

Lifeways, Inc. has been providing evidenced based prevention, intervention programming, and connecting with students in the Rapid City Area Schools since 2003 and Custer Area Schools since 2005. Lifeways, Inc., website – Lifeways.us and Facebook www.facebook.com/LFWYS



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