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.
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
Wednesday, October 3 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Depression is a real problem that both children and adolescents manage on a daily basis. The causes range from environmental factors to heredity. This workshop will help caregivers identify the signs of depression, and teach strategies to manage and alleviate some of the symptoms, focusing on improving the family as a whole. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Canyon Rooms A & B, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Chris Jones
Tuesday, November 13 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. As a caregiver, have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? How would I know if my child was using drugs or alcohol? What are the signs and symptoms? What are the most commonly used drugs kids take and what are their effects? Why would they be using drugs? How and where can I get help? Answers to these questions will be discussed as well as the warning signs and symptoms of use and abuse. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Santa Clarita Rooms, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Cary Quashen
In August of 2011 the City of Santa Clarita, along with community partners held a special symposium to raise awareness for the growing problem of heroin in Santa Clarita. One year later the problem still exists and it’s deadly. On August 29 there will be a special presentation where the City, along with public safety and public health officials, will update what is happening with the local problem of heroin. The presentation is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to attend. Click on the image below for more information including time and location.