Burnet’s Join the Journey to present ‘Truth About Drugs’

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — Keeping youth safe is a full-time enterprise. Just ask a parent. But sometimes, amid all the “dos” and “don’ts,” even parents and grandparents might have a few questions of their own, especially when it comes to drugs.

And teenagers themselves probably have tenfold the questions and concerns.

On Nov. 5, Join the Journey will help answer those questions and provide directions to area resources for youth and adults concerned about drugs. “The Truth About Drugs” program is 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Burnet High School auditorium, 1000 The Green Mile. The event features two separate sessions: one geared toward parents and community members and one for students and teenagers.

At 7:30 p.m., organizers will host a question-and-answer period.

Keith Reed of Teen-Safe will share information with parents and community members regarding the recognition of drug abuse as well as finding resources to address drug use and addiction.

In the student session, youth of all ages can learn about the real dangers of drug use and abuse.

Janet Christiansen founded Join the Journey after her own son, Caleb, died of a drug overdose. During a kick-off event, Christiansen told people she didn’t want other parents to go through what she did when Caleb died.

Along with this event, Join the Journey helps link families and individuals to area resources regarding drug treatment as well as educational information.

Go to www.btxjourney.net for more information.

editor@thepicayune.com

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