LRADAC Prevention Specialists host a New Fads & Drug Trends training

Rise Above It: Lexington Two Community Coalition and LRADAC Prevention Specialists host a New Fads & Drug Trends training on November 15, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the West Columbia City Hall, located at 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169.

For the first time, daily marijuana use exceeds daily tobacco cigarette use among high school seniors in America, and 90 percent of adolescents who drink, do so while binge drinking (NIH). After marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medications account for most of the top drugs abused by adolescents in the past year.

With the rise in opioid use and the decrease in perception of harm, Rise Above It invites adults to come learn more about what is locally and nationally trending when it comes to substance use, and how to identify signs and symptoms of youth use.

Rise Above It: Lexington Two Community Coalition is a Drug Free Community grant-funded organization housed at LRADAC serving the Lexington Two School District community. To read more about Rise Above It, visit riseaboveitlexington.org.

LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.