On Wednesday, August 24, teens and parents are invited to attend Teens Talk Drugs, the City’s annual hard-hitting drug awareness program. Beginning at 6:00pm, attendees can explore the informational and educational Resource Fair. In addition to the Resource Fair, interested attendees can take part in an interactive demonstration with impairment goggles. These goggles simulate the difficulties of performing simple tasks while under the influence. At 6:30pm, the discussion panel will begin as three youths share their experience with drugs and how drugs have affected their life and the lives around them. Teens Talk Drugs symposium is the sixth in the City’s Heroin Kills series and is free and open to the public.
Join us on March 9, 2016 for an informational discussion on Marijuana: Hidden in Plain Sight. Residents are invited to attend this informational and interactive workshop with Detective Bill Velek from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department. Detective Velek will share informational tips on how to recognize the warning signs of drug use, as well as common hiding places for drugs. Attendees will also learn current trends on teen drug use. March 9, 2016 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers at City Hall 23920 Valencia Blvd.
On Monday, August 10, 2015, Dr. Darrin Privett was live on KHTS‘ Families in Action radio show with hosts Cary Quashen and Michael Dougherty to talk about the dangers of marijuana use in teens. Listen to the full show HERE. Dr. Darrin Privett is one of this year’s panel speakers at The Immature Teen Brain on Pot symposium and comes to us straight from the emergency room at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to teach the facts and realities about what he sees in the ER in relation to teens and drug use.
Every year, the City of Santa Clarita hosts a hard-hitting drug awareness program and resource fair for teens and parents. This year’s program, entitled “The Immature Teen Brain on Pot,” will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. At the August 26 symposium, attendees will learn the truth and dangers of marijuana use, as the panel of speakers addresses the realities of teen marijuana use, including its immediate effects as well as the long-term effects on the brain and body. The program’s panel of local professionals will include a law enforcement representative from the Sheriff’s Department, a drug recovery expert from Action Family Counseling, a family support resource from A...
The shocking truth about prescription pill abuse in Santa Clarita Prescription pills have taken over the landscape of drug abuse among teens and young adults in the last few years. They are highly addictive, pathways to heroin and other illicit drugs, and are too often deadly. The Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction presentation will cover signs of abuse, tools for prevention and resources for those who are in need of help. Panelists will include officials from law enforcement, the Hart District, an emergency room physician and a pharmacist. There will also be a resource expo with addiction and recovery experts. The symposium is the fourth in the Heroin Kills series and is free and open to the public.
Teens, Cellphones, Sexting, and Social Media Parents are concerned that today’s teens are not prepared for the barrage of temptations and distractions embedded in today’s online world. This workshop is a practical discussion about what you should know when it comes to teens and technology, and what you can do to keep the lines of communication open.