This 60 second Public Service Announcement is

being aired on a local radio station COOL 101.7

"The Girl Next Door"

(Written, performed, and produced by Tom Kennedy)

Here are some resources in the Meadville and Northwestern PA area where you can get help or ask questions if you have a problem or you think you might have a problem. Often a person just needs a place to start, and here are some options:  is the local Narcotics Anonymous website with meeting times and locations  Many local resources for Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Venango counties.  is the site for the Crawford County Drug Alcohol Executive Commission.  is the local Alcoholics Anonymous website with meetings times and locations.  Serving Clarion, Franklin, Knox, Marienville, New Bethlehem, Oil City, Sandy Lake, Seneca, Spartansburg, Tionesta, Titusville & Utica  Mercy House of Meadville Christian counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, marriage and family therapy in and around Meadville, PA, (814) 337-6180.  Local drug & alcohol rehab in Linesville, PA  provides emergency and non-emergency services to the citizens of Crawford County, (814) 724-7598.

Meadville Medical Center resources/links:

Al-Anon (support for family & friends of alcoholics)

Crawford County MOBILE CRISIS: 1-800-315-5721
For local non-crisis support call: WARMLINE: 1-800-951-2055
Crawford County Human Services Intake: 814-724-8380  Variety of services Women’s Services can provide to individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, organizations and the community in general. 24-Hour Hotlines: 814.333.9766 & 888.881.0189 Office Phone: 814.724.4637  Our Mission is to raise awareness, provide support and resources, and prevent drug abuse in our Northwestern Pennsylvania communities through education and community partnerships.  Recovery Resources for the suffering addict & those that love them.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255

1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

PLEASE... be cautious of smoking anything... people are 'lacing' marijuana with crack, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanyl, and other drugs to increase the potency.

** Where do you keep your medication, pills, and prescriptions?
... Do you keep them in the bathroom medicine cabinet?

The bathroom is the one place in your house were guests, friends of friends, your kid's friends, and even strangers, can lock the door and be alone. They can take their time looking through the medicine cabinet if they want. They can take a couple of pills if they want. Easy access. Too easy.

Please keep medications, pills, and prescriptions up high out of sight in a common area like the kitchen, so they aren't easily accessed.

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