School, sheriff stage ‘must-see’ Drug Abuse Prevention Night
David Ross, a San Diego County deputy sheriff for the past 22 years, will be the guest speaker at Drug Abuse Prevention Night at Ramona High School on Wednesday, May 9.
Ross, assigned to the Poway Criminal Apprehension Team, has been instrumental in bringing to light the problem of oxycontin abuse, and he helped establish the Oxy Task Force in the county.
The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane.
“If you have kids, this is a must-see,” states a flyer announcing the event. “Prescription drugs have become the second most abused illegal drug behind marijuana in juveniles ages 12 to 17 and most commonly abused among 12- to 13-year-olds.”
Real-life stories will be discussed during the presentation, which is appropriate for sixth- through eight-grade students as well as high schoolers. Parents are encouraged to attend.
According to a statistic in the flyer, teens ages 12 to 17 have the second-highest annual rate of prescription drug abuse and are turning away from street drugs for prescription drugs. The presentation is open to the public.
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