Local Students Create New Plan to Make Parents Aware of Area Drug Problem

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Students from all across the Ohio Valley are working to help parents recognize the signs of drug abuse.

With a serious prescription drug and heroin problem here in the Ohio Valley, students are taking a new approach to get the word out.

They are putting together public service announcements, using the shock factor to get their message out.

“We are trying to hit home with teens,” Wheeling Park High School student Noah Clune said. “We’re trying to show them the true results of using heroin. It’s a great program to be involved in to show everyone what’s happening.”

Students are hoping these PSA’s help parents take the drug problem more seriously, especially if their child is involved.

“They are taking a new approach to this raw, real, interesting information that is actually going to resonate with students and parents in the Ohio Valley,” U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Tara Tighe said.

This is all part of U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld’s Ohio Valley Addiction plan.

Work on the PSA’s are still in the planning stages, but residents will see the results of the students hard work in a few short months.

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