5 THINGS TO KNOW: Stop Substance Abuse Pittsburg County Taskforce hosts bowling event


Stephanie Peters details an upcoming event bringing awareness to substance use and abuse.

1. What is the mission of the event?

To raise awareness in the community regarding youth substance use and abuse and to provide resources regarding substance use and abuse, treatment, counseling, specific alcohol laws, etc.

2. Who organizes the event?

The event is being organized by STOP Substance Abuse Pittsburg County Taskforce

3. What will be available at the event?

Various resources will be available regarding substance abuse prevention and treatment, free medication lock boxes and disposal bags, numerous informational resources as well as professionals on hand to answer questions. Great Balls of Fire has donated free pizza and soft drinks as well as wrist bands for free bowling. There will also be opportunities to win door prizes!

4. Who can participate? And who will most benefit from the event?

The event is open to all, but the focus is aimed to provide parents, teachers, other guardians of youth information and resources regarding youth alcohol and substance use and abuse. The increase in knowledge and information will hopefully open up the conversation of speaking to youth about alcohol and other substances. Anyone working with youth would benefit.

5. How does this event benefit the community?

The information provided at this event will help the community by educating them on available resources in the community. Various community agencies and organizations will be present to provide a variety of resources and information.

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