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Learn what drugs your kids are taking

A parent/community meeting will be held on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the San Rafael Junior High in Ferron. The meeting will inform about the new look of drugs and give updated local statistics about increasing use in Emery County. A DVD called the New Face of Drugs will be shown and some items to be discussed include the need for abstinence based education in Emery County. Alcohol use in the junior highs is 200 percent of the state average and 158 percent at the high school level. Use of marijuana is 195 percent of the Utah average in Emery County junior highs and 170 percent of the state average in high school with 16 percent of youth in grades 9-12 admitting they smoked pot in the last 30 days. (Utah Substance Abuse Archival Data 2003) Emery County's divorce rate is 128 percent of Utah's average rate of divorce and unemployment is 7.5 percent. (Emery County Government Data 2005.)





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