April 19: What Does Meth Do to a Community?

Town Hall April 19 Considers Link to Early Drinking and Use of Meth

A town hall meeting at the Frazier Park Library will be held on Thursday, April 19, 5-6:30 p.m. about the impact of meth on local communities (childcare will be provided).

The link between underage drinking and use of meth will also be explained. Underage drinking (which some see as harmless) is linked to meth use in research by Dixie King, Ph.D. for the Kern County Department of Mental Health.

The chart below shows findings in a self-reporting survey of our own Mountain Community youth.

Parents and grandparents are urged to attend this event. Business owners, school leaders, community organizers, law enforcement and concerned community members are all encouraged to come and bring their knowledge and questions to the Town Hall.

Childcare (with a meal included) will be provided at the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center across the street from the library beginning at 4:45 p.m. Call 245-4303 for more information.

The Methamphetamine Task Force of Kern County is hosting this event. The Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse (McCASA) is convening the Town Hall with funding from the Drug Free Communities Support Grant and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

This is part of the April 13, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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