More than 200 parents, teenagers and concerned community members listen to informative drug talk.May 14, 2014 3:30am
More than 200 parents, teenagers and concerned community members packed the Kyabram P-12 Assembyl Hall to hear the drug awareness forum.
Gripping, powerful and emotional were the words used to describe the free drug forum at Kyabram P-12 College on Wednesday night last week.
More than 200 parents, children and community members sat in silence to hear about some of the harsh realities of substance abuse at the Kyabram Football and Netball Club event.
Guest speaker and former Purana Task Force leader Jim O’Brien told the audience nobody could make your decisions for you, but that hopefully education would help people make the right choice.
‘‘The government would not be spending millions of dollars every year in ad campaigns if they didn’t truly believe that drug abuse was a serious problem, believe me, I know how hard it can be to get money from the government,’’ Mr O’Brien said.
Other guest speakers included a former drug user who shared his experiences with substance abuse and addiction.
The man, in his 20s, told the audience how his initial foray into drugs started innocently with friends, but soon turned into a life consuming habit.
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