Learn the true dangers facing youth today


Persephone Means, Editor

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.