CPA Presents "Drug Trends Among Teens"

CPA Presents "Drug Trends, Paraphernalia and Concealment
Posted on 2010/02/16

 

 COMMUNITY BRIDGES - A Pathway to Hope 
 www.communitybridgesaz.org                            

Stephanie Siete,
Director of Public Relations

                                                                                                  
Drug Trends, Paraphernalia and Concealment

 

Do you know which drug is the latest one responsible for killing many young people today?  Do you know what OC is?  Do you know what Sparks, Spykes and Tilt are or how to identify them? 

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then this training is for you!

 

This presentation is designed to educate parents and professionals about teen and adult drug use.  The most up to date information is shared on local and national trends, what drug use may look like, as well as how to recognize the paraphernalia and concealment of drugs.  Effective prevention strategies, such as delaying the onset of alcohol use in the teen years or monitoring medicine, kitchen and garage cabinets in the home are discussed.  The theme of the presentation is that drug use is not only an individual problem for the user/addict; it is a problem that effects the entire community.  The “bigger picture” of drug use and the impact on the community is identified, with the goal being to decrease use and fatalities (risk) through education and awareness.

 

Stephanie Siete is the Director of Public Relations for Community Bridges, a prevention and treatment agency that provides services for sites throughout Maricopa County.  Stephanie has been providing substance abuse prevention services for the last seven years; speaking to students, parents, teachers and administrators in various school districts and colleges.  Stephanie has also trained police departments, fire departments, corporate sites, and crisis volunteers on drug awareness.  She is a previous instructor for a substance abuse and behavior class at Paradise Valley Community College.

 

Who is Community Bridges?

Community Bridges was incorporated as a private nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization in 1982 and has a 28 year history providing substance abuse Prevention, Education and Treatment services using cutting edge, nationally recognized treatment models.

 

We believe addiction is a disease that carries tremendous consequences for individuals, families, the workplace, and the community as a whole. The truth is that addiction is a chronic, relapsing, and treatable disease.  Prevention is the key to combating substance abuse.

**Please join the Chief Parent Organization for this informative presentation on Wednesday, March 10th in the THS main auditorium beginning at 6:30 P.M.