Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 13, 2013 @ 1:19AM
Created on February 12, 2013 @ 11:15PM
Substance abuse is a huge problem across our entire state. Folks got together Tuesday in Lewis County to talk about the latest ways to curb the problem.
Those who attended learned about "Keep a Clear Mind." It's an evidence based program proven to give results. It's not only going to get parents involved in keeping their kids away from drugs but it's going to show how many parents are willing to be proactive in keeping their kids safe.
Fourth and fifth graders will be given some paperwork at school by their teachers. They'll take it home and if the parents agree to do it they'll take a pre and post test which asks questions about drug use.
"The reason that we want to do this is because of course the first use, the age of first use, has gotten much younger and we want parental involvement. The biggest indicator for a child to say "no" to drugs is if there's a parent involved and takes a stance," said
Teachers will receive training on the program next week.
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