Signs and Symptoms
As educators and parents, it is crucial that we recognize the signs of substance abuse. We need to be able to recognize if a student is struggling and approach him or her with reassurance that we are there to help. With so many synthetic drugs, prescription drugs and changing trends in narcotics, the DrugSAFE Program offers seminars to help you stay up to date on the latest drug trends and how to identify symptoms.
In this seminar, we focus on the opiate epidemic plaguing our state and our country. We discuss how it got started, where we are now and what our hope is for the future. We also discuss what communities and schools can do to help curtail opiate use, and how to recognize the warning signs.
The legalization of medical marijuana, and how that may apply to the student body, is also addressed in this seminar.
This session addresses the legal ramifications of student use and the tendency of youth to abuse narcotics. We will hear from individuals working directly with law enforcement discussing real-life consequences to substance use and abuse.
This forum offers statistical data demonstrating the prevalence of narcotic use among teens, focuses on the importance of drug testing, and opens the floor to a discussion with administrators and parents alike to help answer questions and debunk myths.