On Tuesday, July 8, the Eaton Police Division will hold a drug awareness seminar at Eaton High School for those interested in learning about the dangers surrounding heroin use.
The seminar will be free to attend.
The informational training by the EPD will consist of two parts, the first regarding heroin itself. Those in attendance will learn the dangers of heroin, how to recognize the drug, and how to identify the signs of its illegal use.
The emphasis of the drug seminar will be within the City of Eaton’s perimeters, neighboring communities, and within the State of Ohio. Speakers of the first portion will include Sergeant Eric Beeghly of the EPD and Captain Mike Brem of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals who have battled a drug addiction will share their stories and speak regarding ways to give those struggling with addiction the help they need.
The second part of the informational training will discuss the program “Parents 360 Rx,” which is developed by the partnership at drugfree.org to increase parents’ knowledge of substance abuse and improve a parent’s confidence in their ability to speak with teens about substance abuse, particularly about prescription drugs. Kelli Ott, the executive director of the Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board, will be the featured speaker.
The seminar is made possible through the partnership between the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Mental Health and Recovery Board, and the Eaton Police Division.