LCCC Partners with PA State Police to Offer Drug Awareness Academy: The Heroin Epidemic
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) partners with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Lehigh County to offer a four-week course focusing on the dangers of heroin. Each course addresses a different topic, so attendance at each session is encouraged.
The first session (Tuesday, Oct. 25), will focus on families and individuals who have been impacted by heroin addiction. This will be a first-hand perspective on the far reaching impact of heroin addiction on a community.
During the second session, set for Wednesday, Nov. 2, scientists will explain about heroin’s cultivation process and other synthetic drugs. Individuals will learn how addiction works and about the transition that takes place from pain pills to heroin.
Week three (Wednesday, Nov. 9) discusses enforcement through different agencies, such as the Pennsylvania State Police, the District Attorney’s office, Lehigh County Probation and Lehigh County Coroner. The last week (Wednesday, Nov. 16) describes treatment options provided by local heroin recovery centers and the contact information that is available to addicts seeking places to get help.
Sessions will be held at the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the college’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.
These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-704-4815.
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