Community Drug Awareness Presentation held in Staunton

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Ahead of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, a community drug awareness presentation was held at Robert E. Lee High School.

The Central Shenandoah Office on Youth and Greater Augusta Prevention Partners facilitated the event, giving an hour-long presentation. They provided information to help adults and youth make positive decisions about their lives, discussing the dangers of many different drugs.

With National Drug Take-Back Day coming up, they also covered the consequences that abusing and misusing prescription and over the counter drugs can have.

"Typically want to talk to the parents about those," GAPP Coalition coordinator Keri Jones said. "So they have an understanding that their kids are facing them often times during the school day or in the community and they need to be able to look out for those and be able to educate their children about the dangers of those."

Some local pickup locations for the take-back day this Saturday include:
- Kroger - Harrisonburg
- Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women's Center - Harrisonburg
- Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Verona
- Augusta Health Staunton Urgent Care (Fisher Auto Parking left of the building) - Staunton
- Walmart - Luray
- Neighborhood Market parking lot - Waynesboro
- West Virginia State Police, Franklin Detachment - Franklin
- Pendleton County Sheriff's Department - Franklin
- Walmart - Woodstock
- CVS Pharmacy on Resevoir Rd. - Woodstock
- West Virginia State Police, Moorefield Detachment - Moorefield
- Moorefield Police Department/Town Office - Moorefield
- Strasburg Town Hall - Strasburg

More locations can be searched for here.