"The best weapon we have in preventing, confronting and treating school-aged substance abuse is to education parents"
Towson, Maryland (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, the authority in comprehensive dual diagnosis addiction treatment for both adults and teens in the Maryland area, has announced a partnership with Alere Toxicology in presenting a new, free monthly educational seminar to the local community.
The seminars, titled "Raising Drug Free Kids" will begin on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00pm at the offices of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center at 110 West Road, Suite 410, Towson, Maryland and will be held the first Wednesday of every month. Each seminar will feature former Baltimore County drug czar Mike Gimbel and focus on issues pertaining to new street drug trends, the dangers of new synthetic drugs, advancements in drug testing technology, resources for treatment and education surrounding prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
According to Gimbel, former Baltimore County drug czar and current consultant to the Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, "the best weapon we have in preventing, confronting and treating school-aged substance abuse is to educate parents as to what are the current drugs of abuse and what strategies they can use to recognize and prevent abuse in their own home with their own children."
Gimbel went on to say, "These seminars will give parents the tools they will need to help raise drug free kids as well as the resources available to them if they should ever need support and treatment."
"We are happy that we are able to present such a needed educational format to the local community," explained MARC's Director of Business Development Zach Snitzer. "Kids are using drugs at a younger and younger age and the drugs are getting more potent and dangerous due to the new synthetics. That is a dangerous combination. These seminars are meant to aid parents, teachers and community members in being armed with the necessary facts and resources they will need in order to deal with these issues."
The seminars will be held at the offices of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, located at 110 West Road, Suite 410, Towson, Maryland 21204. For more information, call (410) 773-0500.