Community hosts discussion about alcohol, drug use among children

April 30, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 1:30 p.m. April 30, 2012

Community leaders, including the Issaquah Police Department, plan to host a discussion about drug use among children Wednesday.

The discussion, titled “Drug Use and Our Kids: The Neurological, Developmental and Social Realities Associated with Youth Drug Use and Abuse,” is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. at Clark Elementary School library, 500 Second Ave. S.E.

The speakers include Jerry Blackburn, a chemical dependency professional and faculty member in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program at Bellevue College, and Karin Weihe, the Issaquah Police Department’s student resource officer for the school district.

Participants can learn more about the prevalence of alcohol and drug use by local youths, and the effects such use has on their learning, development and success.

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