Drug 101: Hands on Paraphernalia Program in Farmington Hills April 16

Drug 101: Hands on Paraphernalia Program in Farmington Hills April 16Judy_Palmer30years

(St. Joseph Mercy Press Release, Feb. 26, 2015)

Parents come face-to-face with more than 70 drug paraphernalia items during an interactive drug education and prevention workshop presented by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Educators from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will travel to North Farmington High School on Thursday, April 16 to educate parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers and administrators about the various forms of drugs and the peer pressures facing students to use them. The adults-only presentation, Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know, is sponsored by the royal_servicesFarmington & Farmington Hills Police Departments, the Call To Action Coalition, and the Farmington Area PTA Council. North Farmington High School is located at 32900 W. 13 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

The two-hour presentation starts at 6:30 p.m., when participants will enter a mock bedroom that has been set up to resemble a teenage drug user’s room. Participants are asked to identify drug and alcohol-related paraphernalia that have been placed within the room.

Throughout the presentation, more than 70 trendy drug and alcohol indicators will be unveiled to show how some adolescents hide drug and alcohol use.

Signs, symptoms and current trends of alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, inhalants, tobacco and several other substances will be presented. The program will include demonstrations to help adults initiate conversations with adolescents and teens.Detroit_GT_05

The goal of this program is to empower participants with the knowledge that they need to spot warning signs of drug abuse in time to intervene and/or prevent it.

Any adult can register for the program by contacting 734-398-7518 or online at www.stjoeshealth.org/classes

Any group interested in hosting a “Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know” program for parents from their school, district or community, can call 734-398-7518 or email healthed@trinity-health.org

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