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talbot goes purplE 

stand up against substance abuse

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"We need to keep educating our families that misusing prescription painkillers WILL lead to addiction.

-- Joe Gamble, Talbot County Sheriff

get involved

Join us as we stand against substance abuse!

We can all make a difference in our community.








Here are some ways you can support this project:

Sign up and join the fight:

  • Talk with your kids. Click here for tips.

  • Learn about proper medication storage and disposal.

  • Get trained on Naloxone (call your local health department).

  • Share our educational message (Click here).

  • Encourage your child to get involved with TGP (email us).

  • Learn about the Good Samaritan Law (Click here).

  • Don't accept the use of ANY SUBSTANCES!

get involved

If you or someone you know needs help,

please call 888-407-8018.


Talbot Goes Purple is an ambitious and important project, and your support is greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible, made through our partner the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. If you’d like to offer in-kind support, please contact us.



Support for the program includes:

Printing/production of marketing materials.

Project support for in-school purple clubs.

Staff support for in-school purple clubs.

Staff support for outreach and communications.

about us

Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that engages our community and youth to stand against substance abuse. TGP is a prevention initiative, and focuses on evidence-based programs and activities with local youth.


The project is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. THP Project Purple has since been retired, along with the color purple, and has rebranded.

Talbot Goes Purple is an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Saints Peter & Paul School and Mid-Shore Community Foundation. 

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