A presentation on current drug trends popular among middle- and high-school age students will be given at Kinnelon High School on Monday.
Joseph Abrusci, who spent most of his 30-year long law enforcement career in narcotics and DWI enforcement, will speak at the program. He and others will discuss what drugs and drug usage trends are popular among students and subculture that illegal drugs draw children into.
“We want parents to understand what is out there,” said Danielle Wysocki, a guidance counselor at the high school. “Keeping them informed in the first step in preventing someone they know from using drugs and other substances. Identifying the symptoms is very important.”
The event is open to Butler and Bloomingdale residents as well.
More than 200 people attended a similar event in Wayne Monday. County and local officials discuss the growing, and disturbing, trend of heroin and prescription drug abuse by teenagers and young adults.
KAMELOT, the high school’s substance abuse prevention organization, is co-sponsoring the event.
The presentation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.
For more information, contact Wysocki at 973-838-5500, ext. 1211 or via e-mail at email@example.com, or Olga Gilhooley, KAMELOT chairwoman at firstname.lastname@example.org.