Help available detecting drug use

There's help for parents who think their children are experimenting with drugs.

Investigator Rory Planeta from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will present "Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse" at the Douglas High School Media Center from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Planeta will give parents information on what to look for if their children are involved in drug experimentation or substance abuse.

"Come and get a clue or get some tips," said Douglas High School counselor Dori Draper. "Parents might be suspicious but say, 'No, they wouldn't do that.' It might surprise you."

A panel made up of young people from Douglas County who were involved in substance abuse will be present to answer questions. Some are in recovery and some are through with treatment.

"They used at different levels and with different drugs - meth, pot and alcohol," said Draper.

Draper said she had more than enough young people to volunteer to help with the presentation.

"It's neat there's a network of kids in recovery who are willing to speak up to help. The kids are there to answer questions for parents on any substance abuse issues," she said.

For more information, call Dori Draper at 782-5136, ext.1027.

What: "Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse"

Where: Douglas High School Media Center

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 22

Info: Dori Draper at 782-5136 x1027


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