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Pattonville High School To Host Heroin & Prescription Drug Abuse Forum

Patch speaks with school, law and medical professionals about students and drugs.

The St. Louis County Police will hold a forum about a rise in heroin and prescription pain killer use among teens on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at , according to a press release.

This issue goes beyond St. Louis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication are the second drug of choice among 12th graders—just behind marijuana.

Narcotics Anonymous groups in the St. Louis area have several helplines available for drug users seeking help.

  • St. Louis: 1-314-830-3232
  • St. Charles: 1-636-697-8406
  • Metro East: 1-618-398-9409

D.A.R.E. photographs in video are courtesy of Pattonville School District.

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