County, EnCana present drug awareness program
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Garfield County Crime Stoppers and EnCana are hosting a free drug awareness and methamphetamine education and prevention program at four different sites in the next seven days.The presentation will address the different types of drugs youths can be exposed to in today’s society. Learn about the newest drug trends targeted specifically at our youth – from flavored methamphetamine and cocaine to heroin that looks like cheese. Meth is becoming a very popular drug, and its use and abuse is sweeping the nation. Meth is unique in that if people can’t get the drug from a dealer, individuals can go to any local grocery or retail store and legally obtain everything they need to manufacture it. Contamination is left behind from manufacturing and use of meth, and can present serious health hazards to anyone who comes in contact with it.Meth use is high in many industries, especially those involving long shifts and a difficult environment like that of the growing energy industry in western Garfield County. Meth use is blamed for such incidents as workplace injuries, theft of employer’s property, damage to employer’s equipment and loss of production time and efficiency.The presentation addresses how to recognize a user, effect on the user, how users affect society and the effects on kids living with meth users.This session will also address the manufacturing of methamphetamine. It will give the participants knowledge of what to look for, the hazards associated with labs and what to do if you find yourself in one.Refreshments will be provided by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
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