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St. Claire Regional to Host “Are You an Accidental Dealer?”

3/8/2011

St. Claire Regional is partnering with Operation Unite to host an educational event to raise awareness for the need to properly secure over-the-counter and prescription medications. Parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers are invited to attend sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday March 24 in SCR Café D. Connie Richardson, LCSW, with Operation Unite, will explain what an accidental dealer is and provide steps that individuals can take to avoid becoming one.

Studies show that the majority of youth who experiment with prescription drugs first obtain these drugs from a family member or a family friend without consent - making that person an "Accidental Dealer." This is particularly worrisome, because the average age of first-time recreational drug use in southern and eastern Kentucky is age 11.

No registration necessary and refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Sister Margaret Mouch (606) 783-6516.

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