(HURON COUNTY, ON) – If you have no clue what a “Bong” is or what a hit of “E” looks like or if you think “Ice” is only for skating on then you may want to set aside the evening of October 19thon your calendar.
The Ministry of the Attorney General’s Huron County Youth Justice Committee Program is hosting an upcoming Drug Education Forum in Goderich on October 19th, 2016 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army located at 303 Suncoast Drive East.
A special presentation by a member of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) will give parents, youth workers, teachers and any other interested community members the information they need to know when it comes to drugs.
This visual presentation will touch on relevant topics such as: Drug Identification, The Effects of Drugs on the Body, Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Misuse & Abuse, Street Lingo, Emerging Drugs and Safety Concerns. Huron OPP will also have on hand interactive alcohol & marihuana “Fatal Vision” goggles. These goggles are designed to simulate some of the cognitive and physical effects of impairment by alcohol and marihuana.
Additionally, the Huron County Health Unit will have resources available for parenting youth and how parents can prevent or delay underage drinking.
“One of our goals with the Drug Education Forum is to engage parents and arm them with as much information as possible on a topic that isn’t common knowledge for most. With some increased awareness and knowledge, parents will be in a better position to identify the warning signs of illicit drug use. It is very difficult to have a conversation with your son or daughter if you don’t know the language or have any idea what they are talking about. This is an excellent opportunity to get informed on a topic that touches so many of our youth today”. Huron County Youth Justice Committee Chair & Huron County Crown Attorney, Teresa Donnelly
We know drug traffickers and distributers can reach into our communities, large and small. We also understand the serious and devastating impacts of the illegal use and abuse of drugs can have on a community’s safety and well-being. With that being said, we are very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Youth Justice Committee to bring this informative Drug Education Forum to the residents of Huron County. Collaboratively with our community partners, citizens and neighbours we can build safer and healthier communities” Huron OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Jason Younan
Contact: PC Jamie Stanley
Phone: (519) 524-1074