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Posted on: March 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Why didn't I see it? Waking up from every parent's nightmare

Statistics show that in Kenosha County, more than twice as many people die from drug overdoses than motor vehicle crashes? Most people begin to use drugs between 12-14 years old. In order to bring awareness to this issue, several community agencies have come together to host an in depth anti-drug summit, “Why didn’t I See It?” Waking Up from Every Parent’s Nightmare.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encourages the community to attend the anti-drug summit. “This is an excellent opportunity for people to learn how to prevent drug use and abuse, learn the warning signs and to learn about where to get help,” Kreuser said. “By coming together as a community and raising awareness, we improve the chances of preventing tragic deaths and reducing or eliminating life-altering consequences that result from drug use and abuse.”

The public is invited to an event on Thursday April 10th at Mahone Middle School Auditorium, 6900 60th St, Kenosha. This event is free and open to the public and youth are encouraged to attend with their parents. A resource fair and registration will be held from 5:30-6:30pm. Pre-registration is not required but encourage in preparation for the event.

The presentation of experts in the field of drug awareness and prevention will begin at 6:30-8:00pm. A question and answer session will follow the presentation from 8:00- 8:30pm. To register for the event go to

If you have any question please call Kenosha County Division of Health at 605-6700.

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