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Posted on: April 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Community Drug Forum in Belle Vernon April 9th

Many teens think prescription drugs are safe because they were prescribed by a doctor.
But taking them for nonmedical use to get high or “self-medicate” can bejust as dangerous and addictive as taking illegal street drugs.

Join us on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:00pm at Belle Vernon Area High School Auditorium for a community meeting at 425 Crest Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

Learn:
• What is happening in your community
• Medication street names
• Signs and symptoms of abuse
• Real life stories
• What is being done to control it
• Where to get help
• Where the drugs are coming from

Special Presentations by:
• David Hickton, U.S. Attorney
• Yesh Navalgund, MD - DNA Advanced Pain

Treatment Center
• Sue Soroko - SPHS Behavioral Health
• Sally Bonifazi - DEA
• Tony Marcocci - Westmoreland County Detective
• Carmen Capozzi - Sage’s Army
• Sandy - “A Mother’s Story”
• Brenda Walther, MD - Monongahela Valley Hospital
• Katrin - “Her Recovery Story”

FREE and Open to the public
Sponsored by: In conjunction with:
Belle Vernon Area School District
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Sage’s Army
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission
DEA Pharmaceutical Unit
DNA Advanced Pain Treatment Center
United States Attorney General
St. Vincent College Prevention Projects
Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services
Sammy Spina

Questions? For Information, Call: 724-483-6300

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