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What is Talbot Goes Purple?

Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse PREVENTION initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary that empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.


What does the project entail?

The project promotes education and awareness, including purple clubs and activities in our schools, through which students learn they do not need drugs or alcohol to meet life’s challenges. The project also encourages the ‘new conversation’ between teens and parents, one that includes messages that prescription painkillers aren’t safe to use recreationally. 


Which schools have purple clubs?

As of 2024 we have 85 students in clubs across both public middle schools and high school. 

What is the goal of the in-school clubs?

The clubs help students understand the risks and dangers associated with drug and alcohol use; understand the signs and symptoms of use/abuse; and develop the skills to resist drugs and alcohol.


How can I stand up against substance abuse?

Share our Facebook posts (@TalbotGoesPurple).

Display our FREE car sticker.

Get purple lights and turn them on for the month of September!

Talk with your kids about the dangers of misusing prescription painkillers.

Talk with your kids about the Good Samaritan Law.

Get trained on Naloxone.


I have a question, how can I reach you?

Please email us at

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