Parent Summit Tonight- Part One of “Sex, Drugs, and Social Media”

7:00 PM – A Building Auditorium

Tonight is Part One of a Five Part series on challenging topics.  Tonight’s topic is Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.  Please see the description below.  If you aren’t sure if this has anything to do with you or your child, please check out the statistics at the end of this message. Be educated!  Be informed! Take precautions!

Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.

Protecting your family and friends.  Mrs. Mason is a member of F.O.R.T, a measure initiated at the Fort hospital and includes a quick response team that heads out into the community to combat the opiate drug epidemic.  She will share her personal experience with a family member’s drug addiction as well as experience from working in emergency medicine and with F.O.R.T.  Discussion will include signs of addiction, intervention, emergency care in case of overdose, and other important facts.

Upcoming Topics:

November 13       Sex Education and Teens – Talking to your child about sex.

January 29           Media Wars II and Pornography

February 26         A Law Enforcement Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

March 26              Bullying and Suicide Prevention

 

From a Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Survey from 2013 concerning trends in the Dayton Area.  Today, these drugs are even more readily available. Do you think your children will not be able to buy drugs if they want?  Are homes they visit free from drugs?

Powdered cocaine remains moderately to
highly available in the region. Participants
most often reported the drug’s current availability
as‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available,
impossible to get) to‘10’(highly available,
extremely easy to get); the previous most
common score was also‘10.’

Crack cocaine remains highly available in the region.
Participants most often reported the drug’s current availability
as‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available, impossible to
get) to‘10’(highly available, extremely easy to get); the
previous most common score was also‘10.’

Heroin remains highly available in the region. Participants
most often reported the overall availability of heroin as
‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available, impossible to get) to‘10’
(highly available, extremely easy to get); the previous most
common score was also‘10.’Participants highlighted that
many prescription opioid users are switching to heroin. A
participant explained,“I think more people are doing prescription
drugs, and they get strung out on prescription drugs
and they start doing heroin ‘cause it’s easier to get. I mean I
can’t get pills on call anytime I want, but I can get heroin on
call.”

http://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Research/OSAM-TRI/Dayton.pdf

 

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