Teen drug-use presentation planned Wednesday

October 11, 2001

The public is invited to attend a presentation Wednesday about the findings of a recent 24-month national study that found the age for first-time users of heroin has dropped to children ages 9 to 12.

A panel, including a retired Maryland State Police sergeant and parents who have lost children to heroin, will discuss the reasons for various types of drug use - heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and inhalants - as well as the signs of drug use among youths.

The talk will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road.

A realistic video created for middle and high school students, Heroin Kills, will be shown. Parental discretion is advised for children younger than middle school age.

Information: 410-313-5520.

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