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* 1. This quick survey is being distributed to help the Dorchester Goes Purple Committee understand if our efforts are effective at raising awareness about ways to prevent and reduce harmful use of substances in our community. This survey is intended for ages 18 or over. However, with parental permission, individuals ages 16-17 may also participate. Please provide an HONEST response to each of the following questions. Thank you!

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* 2. I am a Dorchester County (check all that apply):

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* 3. Gender?

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* 4. Are you (check all that apply)

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* 5. You are completing this survey (check one):

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* 6. Through what organization or group did you hear about this survey?

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* 7. Please read each of the following TRUE statements and check the response that indicates the extent you were aware of this fact prior to taking this survey:

  I did NOT know this prior to taking this survey. I DID know this prior to taking this survey. I was somewhat aware of this prior to taking this survey.
Dorchester Goes Purple is a campaign being launched on August 31, 2018, to raise awareness about preventing and reducing harmful use of substances.
Alcohol is the drug used most often by Dorchester County youth, followed by marijuana and tobacco.
Using a prescription drug not prescribed to you or or at higher doses or more often than prescribed is misuse.
Past misuse of prescription opioids is the strongest risk factor for starting heroin use.
Prescription medications should be kept in a locked area and unused or expired medications can be dropped 24/7 at police stations, with no questions asked.
You can become dependent on prescription pain medications even at prescribed doses.
You can ask your doctor about risks of opioids and non-addictive alternatives for treatment of pain.
The Good Samaritan Law protects the caller and the overdose victim from arrest and/or prosecution for simple drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, and/or being under the influence.
Anyone can get NARCAN® (naloxone), a life-saving medicine for a known or suspected opioid overdose, even without a prescription.
Dorchester County Health Department can provide referrals to treatment, help, and support for those who want to stop using substances.

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* 8. My suggestions for helping prevent and reduce harmful use of substances in Dorchester County are:

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