New Street Drugs Growing Problem In Potter County

From Potter County Today

bath-salts-linesOfficials in Potter County confirm their growing concerns about a marked increase in the use of “21st Century Street Drugs” in local communities. Synthetic drugs marketed as substitutes for marijuana or other illicit substances are readily available and are legal in some states. Sold under names such as bath salts, salvia and herbal incense, the substances have been linked to serious psychological, physical and behavioral health problems.

 

Representatives of the county’s Drug and Alcohol Services Agency and the Potter County Board of Commissioners will be participating in an internet-based seminar to learn more. Local officials believe that public education focused on the dangers of the street drugs is the best weapon toward curbing their use. The free seminar, sponsored by the National Association for Addiction Professionals, is scheduled for 3 pm on Wednesday, May 30, and anyone can register. It’s geared toward treatment specialists, educators, law enforcement, counselors and others who interact with individuals who have substance abuse problems. More information is available from Potter County Commissioners executive secretary Sharon Costa at 814-274-8290, extension 207.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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  1. Tom Maynard says:

    PBS aired a good documentary this week on the myeth problem nation wide. Well worth the educational watsh. God Bless and protect us all

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