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By Greg Whitmore
Lind-Ritzville School Districgt 

Guest Column

Our youth are vulnerable


Last updated 4/23/2020 at 8:38am

My ninth-grade health class is finishing up a drug/alcohol unit through Google Meet that was disrupted by the current crisis and school closure. We are having some great discussions about tobacco, vaping, alcohol, marijuana, opioids and other drugs.

It has brought some things to light that I want to remind everyone about:

• Some of the more commonly abused drugs today are actually prescription medicines. I encourage all parents to check their medicine cabinet and secure their current medicines or throw out old prescriptions.

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