Why is the High a Lie? It may make you feel good for the moment, but you are poisoning yourself. Heroin can cause severe and immediate harmful effects on your body including overdosing and death.
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.
What You Don’t Know:Teens, Drugs, and the Consequences This interactive workshop will answer your questions about teens and drugs in Santa Clarita. Learn current trends, where teens get the drugs, where they use them, and where they hide them. You don’t want to miss this workshop presented by the L.A. County Sheriff’s
Snapshot Santa Clarita: Reality of Drugs and Youth
How do perfectly normal kids from good homes and loving families turn into heroin addicts? When your kid’s friends ask to use the bathroom, are they really going through your medicine cabinet? Are teens really having “pharm” parties, where they combine pharmaceutical medications into a communal bowl and take random drugs to get high? Find answers to these questions and more at the 2013 Heroin Kills Symposium. The Symposium will feature law enforcement and school representatives, addiction and recovery experts, parents, and an emergency room physician. For previous Heroin Kills Symposium videos go to YouTube.com/heroinkillsSCV. New this year will be a demonstration by a narcotics deputy with paraphernalia seized from Santa Clarita homes, as well as a sobering look...
Tri-Cities Anti-Drug Summit Panel Featuring Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley to Air for Residents Beginning this Week
The City of Santa Clarita invited neighboring cities Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley to a Tri-City Anti-Drug Summit on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to address the issue of heroin and prescription drugs being abused by teens within each community. In conjunction with the Heroin Kills outreach plan, Santa Clarita hosted a 10 person panel which was held in response to a spike in heroin related deaths and arrests in order to combat the problem and find a solution. Produced by local television station SCVTV, the Tri-City Anti-Drug Summit panel discussion will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and online at SCVTV.com on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 2 at 6:00...
Free Workshop Monday April 1, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. Newhall Library Active Parenting of Teens This program teaches how to effectively handle family problems through clear, honest communication and respectful discipline. Special attention will be given to teen drug use, sexuality, and violence, providing you with helpful prevention guidelines. Location: Old Town Newhall Library – Community Meeting Instructor: Teresa Romero: For more information call (661) 259-0750
Monday, October 1 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to offer care and support to young people caught in the web of self-destruction. Discussion will include how to offer effective support for substance abusers, self-injurers, destructive relationships, and eating disorders. Learn strategies from a certified addiction specialist and family counselor. This workshop will also feature a panel that includes an addict, a family member, and others who can share their experience, strength, and hope. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Canyon Rooms A & B, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Steve Marckley