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'What Parents Should Know' Presentation On Drugs Set For January 8



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The Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NEOA) has scheduled a presentation on Thursday, January 8, at 7 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, for parents of middle school and high school age students in Newtown.

The event will be held in the school’s auditorium.

Newtown Public Schools, the Newtown Police Department, and the Newtown Prevention Council  have partnered with the NEOA to bring parents the workshop on teen substance abuse.

According to a press release for the event, the presentation will focus on “What parents should know” regarding what is going on currently in the teenage drug scene.

The presentation will focus on the more familiar drugs, like Ecstasy, heroin, and pharmaceutical drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin, as well as some of the newer designer drugs. 

Parents will be informed on how these drugs are taken, symptoms of their use, how to identify a variety of drugs and narcotics, and how these drugs are being concealed.

Throughout the seminar videos will be incorporated to reinforce and support the information being relayed to parents.  As this presentation will be adult-oriented, it is urged that parents do not bring children/students along to this seminar.

For more information, contact Kim Killoy by email at newtownpreventioncouncil@gmail.com or call her at 203-610-2358.

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