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Learn the true dangers facing youth today

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Learn the true dangers facing youth today

Persephone Means, Editor

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Did you know that, according to kbhid.org, Allen County is three times higher than the state on opioid usage among youth?

On January 24, there is going to be a meeting sponsored by ACMAT on learning the true dangers facing youth today. The free, educational meeting is going to take place at the Iola High School at 6:30 p.m.

There are six guest speakers: Krista Machado; DCCCA, Partnerships for Success, Reyne Kenton; K-TRACS Program Manager Kansas Board of Pharmacy, Bryan Murphy; Allen County Sheriff, Debbie Higginbotham; LMSW, LMAC, Danny Rodriguez; Drug Recognition Expert, and Steven Womack; Iola Police Department Lieutenant.

They are going to be using their different areas of expertise to talk about preventative measures against prescription drug abuse. This meeting would be a great way to learn the signs of drug usage, what to do and how to help your child or loved ones in scary situations, and will create a safe environment to discuss these important topics.

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