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Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 09:37 PM EDT

Re: Drug Awareness Program Ramapo High School Wednesday May 7, 2014 7:00pm

In November 2013, the Police Chiefs of Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff collectively put together a drug awareness program directed at parents that was held at Indian Hills High School. The main speaker was an investigator of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office who discussed the increased use of pain killing prescription drugs, and how that leads to heroin use. This issue continues to receive national attention and is often referred to as an epidemic.

Since we last held this program, you have probably read about heroin many times. Your local police departments are making heroin and prescription narcotics arrests in numbers that we have never before experienced. This is a significant problem in our towns and your children could be impacted.
To further educate parents and help make them aware of the dangers of these drugs, we are going to repeat this very informative program at 7:00pm on May 7 at Ramapo High School.
Please join us to get an understanding about how severe this problem is in our communities. Parents will hear how pain killing prescription drugs are quickly addictive, and why those who are addicted end up using heroin. Don’t be too quick to dismiss the notion that it can never happen to someone in your family. The addictions know no boundaries and anyone that dares take these drugs is subjecting themselves to serious dangers.
Join us on May 7 to learn more about this issue that has already damaged families in our towns. Spend a few hours with us this one evening to learn how you can help your children

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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