Do you have teenagers or children? Parents from cities and school districts across Southwest Riverside County are encouraged to attend this informative public meeting to learn about modern-day drugs that our kids are exposed to in today’s world.
The Keynote Speaker is Rocky Hill, owner of Hill Alcohol and Drug Treatment, who has served the Southwest Riverside County region since January 1986. Mr. Hill will share insight about current drug and alcohol use and abuse for the region that may be surprising to parents who are unaware.
He stated, “Heroin is cheap, pure and readily accessible. Meth has taken a backseat but not too far back on the bus. The synergistic nature of opiate addiction is that with every person who gets addicted, you get a new dealer who has to find a way to afford his own use.”
Mr. Hill will also discuss the current epidemic of opiate and prescription drug abuse, emphasizing how healthcare, law enforcement, businesses, schools and government can integrate their efforts creating innovative ways to address this newest social problem.
Learn the warning signs of drug use and how to protect your kids, especially at-risk teenagers who may be prone to experiment.
Meeting: Family, Youth & Health Task Force
Topic: Youth and Substance Abuse
Date/Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4pm
Location: Temecula City Council Chambers, 41000 Main St.
With prevalent social issues facing families throughout the country and in our region, elected City and School District leaders across Southwest Riverside County have formed the Regional Family, Youth and Health Task Force committed to providing our youth, parents and families information and resources to better understand and cope with modern influences such as cyber safety, bullying/sexting, virtual gaming addictions, mental health, violence, drugs and alcohol.
The Regional Family, Youth and Health Task Force is comprised of 24 elected leaders from eight Cities and eight School Districts:
Maryann Edwards, Mayor, City of Temecula
Mike Naggar, Council Member, City of Temecula
Alan Long, Mayor, City of Murrieta
Rick Gibbs, Council Member, City of Murrieta
Tim Brown, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Canyon Lake
Mary Craton, Council Member, City of Canyon Lake
Shellie Milne, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Hemet
Robert Youssef, Council Member, City of Hemet
Ross Valenzuela, Board Vice President, Hemet Unified School District
Natasha Johnson, Mayor, City of Lake Elsinore
Steve Manos, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lake Elsinore
Tom Thomas, Board Member, Lake Elsinore Unified School District
Jerry Bowman, Board Member, Menifee Union School District
Kris Thomasian, Board President, Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Rita Rogers, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Perris
Julio Rodriguez, Council Member, City of Perris
Bill Hulstrom, Board President, Perris Union High School District
Crystal Ruiz, Mayor Pro Tem, City of San Jacinto
Mark Bartel, Council Member, City of San Jacinto
John Norman, Board President, San Jacinto Unified School District
Vince O’Neal, Board President, Temecula Valley Unified School District
Michael Vargas, Board President, Val Verde Unified School District
Ben Benoit, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Wildomar
Bridgette Moore, Council Member, City of Wildomar