Faith Community Hospital is hosting a presentation on the prevalence of social networking in younger generations, especially as it pertains to sharing information on new ideas and trends among youth. In greater focus, these trends are related to disturbing instances of synthetic drugs and their abuse among teens. Synthetic marijuana, bath salts, and new alcoholic products are spotlighted and exposed as the highly dangerous drugs they are. Gateway drugs are discussed - alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco - and the place they hold in the culture of our youth. Kristy Le is the speaker and she has been with the Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. since 2008 as a Prevention Specialist. She has provided a healthy living, drug free (alcohol prevention) curriculum to 1st-5th graders; conducted tobacco presentations, drug trends presentations, etc.; and conducted tobacco compliance checks - covering a 30 county radius. Also, as a Prevention Resource Center Coordinator/Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist, she has managed the PRC and daily operations, ensuring the goals and objectives of the Council are met. She offers ongoing training through the Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the following areas: Drug Trends, Drug Endangered Children, and Prevention Strategies. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the concerned Citizens dining room at 400 East Pine in Jacksboro.

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The program is free to the public and a meal will be provided. Please contact Kristy Holman by Monday, July 15 at (940) 216-2282 or email her at kholman@fchtexas.com for more information or to reserve your seat for this informative program. Seating is limited.