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Forsyth County Drug Summit Set for Tuesday

Parents will learn what drugs their teens are exposed to and where to find help in Forsyth County.

Parents will learn what drugs their teens are exposed to and where to find help in Forsyth County. File|Patch
Parents will learn what drugs their teens are exposed to and where to find help in Forsyth County. File|Patch

The overwhelming turnout for last year’s Forsyth County Drug Summit prompted the founding of a local Drug Awareness Council to help steer teens away from drugs.

A second Drug Summit will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

The Drug Awareness Council’s goal is to educate residents on drug use in the county, promote prevention programs and provide lists of resources for residents on what do to when they suspect a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol, according to NorthFulton.com.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Facebook page says speakers at next week’s summit are: Solicitor General Donna Gopaul; Cassandra Price, executive director of Addictive Disease Division, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health; Linda Henderson Smith, director, C&A Mental Health, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health; and Ryan Stringfield, prevention specialist.

The summit will share information on how to prevent drug use and how to get help for youths who are using drugs.

A demonstration of what the drugs look like will be given by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, according to NorthFulton.com. Booths will also be set up with additional information and private discussions.
 
Find more information at www.forsythcountydrugawarenesscouncil.org.

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