West Bend Noon Rotary highlights the hidden signs of drug/alcohol abuse

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Dec. 15, 2016 – West Bend, WI – The Noon Rotary Club of West Bend is pleased to announce Hidden in Plain Sight.  This program will focus on educating parents on the critical issue of prescription drug abuse, underage drinking/tobacco consumption and other forms of illegal drug use.


Located at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Hidden in Plain Sight is a program that will provide a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 30 “red flags” that may signal drug or alcohol use.  The bedroom identifies areas where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia, and ways they might try to cover up drug and alcohol use.  The goal is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse.  Guided tours of the exhibit bedroom will occur in January and February 2017.


As part of the exhibit, there will be a five-part lecture series titled The Heroin Highway.  Further information on the specific dates, topics, and speakers for this program can be found at www.facebook.com/hiddeninplainsightwb.


Assisting the Rotary Club of West Bend with this project is Elevate, The Heroin Task Force of Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College.


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