Addiction Prevention Coalition News

Jeffco. Addiction Prevention Coalition holds 'Wake up' breakfast in Birmingham

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Addiction Prevention Coalition in Jefferson County is trying to get the word out about how prevalent drug abuse is in our communities.

They had a "wake up" breakfast Thursday morning at the Junior League of Birmingham auditorium. They had parents talk about how drugs have affected their family.

They also had students talk about what they're facing at school. Students told the group how easy it is to get their hands on drugs.

"All schools are different and depending on what drug it's going to be different but what we are hearing from our students is that they know multiple people they can go buy from. Traditionally it's been one person in that school they know they can go to buy drugs but really anybody can get it from anyone else in their schools," Sandor Cheka said

Sandor Cheka says right now there are 122-thousand people in central Alabama needing drug abuse treatment.

For more resources and information you can go to addictionpreventioncoalitiondot.org.

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