Free drug awareness and prevention presentation coming to Ponoka

Dexies, the party pill, jib, fantasy, freebage, horse…would you have guessed these words refer to the names of speed, ecstasy, crystal meth, GHB, crack and heroin, respectively – all relatively easily accessible drugs plaguing communities across the country? Whether these words are familiar terminology or not, it never hurts to learn more about them and the RCMP of Ponoka are providing the opportunity for members of our community to do just that.

On Tuesday, Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Community Centre, Sgt. Lorne Adamitz of the RCMP “K” Division will be giving a drug presentation for anyone who wishes to attend. In his presentation, Adamitz will be speaking about what a drug is, how illicit drugs work in the body, common drugs of abuse in the province of Alberta such as methamphetamines, cocaine, ectasy, marijuana, and opiate and the importance of building communication between parents and youth. During this presentation, those in attendance will also learn how to recognize the signs of kids possibly under the influence of drugs while gaining insight on what to do about it.

“This presentation is mostly for education and prevention,” said Const. Melanie Meyer of the Ponoka RCMP. “It’s a good way for parents, guardians and teachers to see the signs of possible drug use and how to deal with it and ways to prevent it from happening.” Attending the presentation is free of charge.

For more information on this event, Const. Meyer can be contacted by phoning at 403-783-4472.