Ocean County Library will present a program at four branches to help parents, guardians and educators recognize the signs that their teen might be using drugs.
The program, led by police veteran and experienced law enforcement trainer Joseph Pangaro, will show what drugs and their associated paraphernalia look like and what hidden clues to look for in homes and cars. He will also discuss what drugs are trending in our area, including increased heroin usage in the teen population.
Pangaro will examine the markers to watch for that are warning signs of possible drug use and its symptoms, including depression, withdrawal, hostility, changes in friends and an increased secrecy about possessions and activities.
Continuing Education credits are available for educators who attend any of these programs.
The programs will be held at the following library branches:
Manchester: Tuesday, June 2nd, 21 Colonial Dr., 732-657-7600.
Berkeley: Thursday, June 4th, 30 Station Dr., 732-269-2144.
Long Beach Island: Wednesday, June 10th, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City, 609-494-2480.
Lakewood: Monday, June 22nd, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435.
Sign up for these programs begin at 6pm and the program begins at 6:30pm.