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Prescription Drug Abuse: Harrison County's Number One Problem?
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 21, 2013 @ 8:35PM
Created on February 21, 2013 @ 7:00PM

The Harrison County Family Resource Network is joining the fight against drugs by trying to prevent the problem, before it starts.

The F.R.N. manages substance abuse coalitions in 13 surrounding counties. Their main goal is to prevent substance abuse before it even happens. The way they do that is through education and awareness.

They had a community discussion recently, where the majority of people said the biggest drug problem in Harrison County, was prescription drugs.

The coalition is trying to delay the onset of the first use, because the older you are, the better decisions you make.

Program Manager and Prevention Specialist JoAnne McNemar said, "If we can help people learn not to drink and drive, we can help teach kids that bath salts is going to hurt your brain. You want to have a future. You can ask any parent anywhere, "'Hey, do you want your kids on drugs?No one would raise their hand."'

The group meets every third Tuesday of each month in the old Carmichael Building in Clarksburg, if you'd like to be a part of it.  You can also call 304-423-5049.

 


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