Addiction Prevention Coalition News

By Darcelle Hall

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) – Drug use is becoming a growing problems for students in area schools. While no parent wants to think about their child ever using or becoming addicted to illegal drugs, one area organization wants everyone to “Wake Up” and see what’s going in their community.

The coalition hosted its annual “Wake Up!” breakfast Thursday in Vestavia. During the event, the coalition presented its first-ever “Community Impact Award” to the City of Vestavia. the award was created to recognize those whose efforts aid in the fight against drugs. Vestavia Hills High and former graduate Brad Blount teamed up to create an anti-drug campaign, the first of its type for over-the-mountain schools.

Blount then took the opportunity to share his story of drug abuse, and how it eventually escalated to heroin use.

Click here for more information on the Addiction Prevention Coalition.



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