Parents in Huntsville learn about teen substance abuse

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It’s National Substance Abuse Awareness Month and Huntsville City Schools wants to make sure their students and parents are aware of the dangers.

Tonight, they held their second community outreach meeting to talk about substance abuse in teens. Parents who came out got to see different ways their teens may be hiding drugs, like in homemade secret compartments.

Studies show that teens who abuse drugs may have a greater risk of becoming addicted as adult. The speaker at the event says parents should talk with their kids about the dangers of drugs.

Blake Cruttenden with Bradford Health Services said, “That should be kitchen table talk. That should be something when you discuss it with your kids, it’s you’re open, but you’re still being cautious with what you say and how you do it, but you want to let them know.”

The next meeting is on November 12th. The topic is bullying prevention.

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