“Street drugs: What’s out there today?” will be the subject of a workshop offered by Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the LAYSB office, 244 North Lake St. in Forest Lake.
In this free workshop for adults only, Sergeant Dale Hager of the Lino Lakes Police Department will present information about drugs available to teens. The intended audience is parents, teachers, counselors and others who are responsible for the health and welfare of youth.
Hager will show how to recognize different drugs, drug paraphernalia and the signals of narcotic use.
It is very easy for parents to overlook certain behaviors as “just being a teenager,” Hager says, but this class will arm parents to be on guard against dangerous behavior.
Research on methamphetamines, for example, has shown that 25 percent of meth users are under age 16 and may be taking the drug to lose weight.
Pre-registration is required. To register call Parent Education Coordinator Jackie Hays at 651-464-3685 or e-mail [email protected]
LAYSB is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring the success of youth in the Forest Lake Area School District and all communities in Chisago County.