National Drug Facts Week℠ is an annual health observance week to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. The week is observed from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015.
In observance of the NDFW, the Kane County Chronicle and Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse will present, “Straight Talk About Drugs” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Batavia, IL, with guest speaker, Bruce Talbot.
Talbot is a retired police officer and noted speaker and police trainer.
“The abuse of drugs is changing faster than parents (and sometimes even the police) can comprehend,” he said. “New synthetic drugs of abuse such as 6-APB masquerading as ‘Molly’ have parents and community service providers struggling to explain the dangers to young people. Even old drugs like heroin have changed dramatically since the 1960s with confusion about media reports of a new Russian synthetic heroin clouding the abuse of narcotics.”
In this engaging evening presentation, Talbot will present the current trends in substance abuse in Kane County, IL, and alert parents to spot the signs of drug use among adolescents.”
Admission is free and there will be a drawing at the event for a Kindle Fire HD. You must be present to win.
The Kane County Chronicle will also be publishing the NDFW 2015 quiz. Watch for it the week of Jan. 26. Readers will be encouraged to take the quiz and mail the form in to be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD. Answers to the quiz will be printed in the paper the following week along with the winner of the Kindle Fire HD.
Students are being encouraged to take the 2015 drug facts quiz online starting on Jan. 26, 2015 at the teens.drugabuse.gov website.
For more information, contact Anita at 630-849-3938 or go to www.chriswalk.net.