The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will be holding its next meeting next Monday to discuss the introduction of campaigns against underage drinking and drug abuse, as well as recent statistics related to these issues released by the state of Wyoming. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.
Substance abuse of any kind is a costly endeavor, both financially and emotionally, for the abuser, his or her families - but also the community at large. In a report just released by the state, the costs of a single year of substance abuse in Wyoming are laid out; it costs more than $843 million for alcohol abuse alone, more than $689 million for tobacco use and more than $349 million for other drugs, including prescription drug abuse and overuse. Community Prevention Specialist for Sheridan County, Thom Gabrukiewicz, explains.
A series of media campaigns will be introduced, featuring everyone from first lady Carol Mead to local students from Sheridan, all speaking about the negative effects of underage alcohol and drug abuse.
The open meeting will take place at noon on Monday, April 29 and will be held at the First Christian Church, located at 102 S. Connor St. in Sheridan. Members of the public are invited to attend.