Local meetings to focus on synthetics

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Upcoming events in Brazoria County are designed to raise awareness of synthetic marijuana, including a Feb. 11 Parent Awareness Night at Manvel High School.

The Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol are partnering with local police departments and city governments to present the awareness events, which detail the dangers of substances known as K2, Spice, Push and other names. While the drugs mimic the characteristics of marijuana, they are made in labs and advertised as “safe and legal.” According to the Brazoria County Community Coalition, however, the possible chemicals in any given container of a synthetic are not known – and may differ each time the product is purchased, even if it is the same product name.

Parent Awareness Nights are free and open to the public. One will be held Feb. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 Texas 332 in Lake Jackson. The Manvel meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Manvel High, 19601 Texas Highway 6 in Manvel.

For professionals who work with youth who are interested in more advanced training on these topics, a Youth Addiction and Recovery Symposium is free and scheduled on Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Freeport Historical Museum, 303 East Park Avenue in Freeport.

For more information on these events, contact Dannielle Meyer at 800-510-3111 or [email protected]

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