Youth Forum Held in Wheeling

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Dozens of children came together in Wheeling on Wednesday with one common goal: to get above the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The Laughlin Chapel hosted the forum put on by the youth chapter of the Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Children were shown a video made by other youths that showed the dangers of substance abuse before going to stations that helped explain the effects of abuse. Children were asked to write what influence they were above, taught why prescription drug abuse is so dangerous, the dangers of synthetic drugs and how drugs and alcohol effect the senses.


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