"Drugs in the Community Your Teen Knows About" Followup
On September 29th, the Parker Police Department offered an informational evening for parents at the PACE Center, ”Drugs in the Community Your Teen Knows About”. The training was led by Lynn Riemer who calls herself the “Mad Chemist”. Lynn Riemer is President of ActonDrugs.org, and is passionate about educating parents and youth about the dangers of drugs in our community. Additional sponsors of the event were the Douglas County Youth Initiative and JAC (Juvenile Assessment Center). The Town of Parker paid for the event.
In addition to learning about the impact of drugs in our community, Chris Lazarus, a parent of a child who died of a heroin overdose, shared her compelling story. She states that no one is immune to this addiction and that it crosses all economic barriers.
Ms. Riemer presented information on drugs available in our community highlighting marijuana, heroin and synthetic drugs. Additionally, current statistics regarding the legalization of Marijuana in Colorado were shared by Riemer. As a parent, it is important to understand the warning signs of drug use and reach out to resources in our community. More information and resources are available on actondrugs.org and JAC18.org.