Drug Dealer Was Running Youth Program for At-Risk Kids
In a shocking abuse of parental trust, police found out recently that a respected youth leader was making some extra money on the side by selling drugs-mostly marijuana. Police said the 39-year-old from Johnson County, Kansas, had a stash containing pot, measuring tools, packaging for drugs, digital scales, a large pile of cash, and a rifle hidden away in his apartment. The man later admitted to selling drugs to people in his apartment building. He was arrested, along with two other men who were in his apartment at the time of the drug bust.
Do you have children? Do you worry about their access to drugs? Does this news story make you worried about even the authority figures that are charged with taking care of your kids? Well, there are some things you can do to help make sure your kids don't get started using drugs:
- Talk to your kids about drugs, including the harm they can do to them
- Supervise the programs your children attend, especially after-school programs
- Monitor your children's friends and influences
- Set a good example by not using drugs yourself, and only drinking moderately
These and other things can help keep your kids from falling into the trap of using illegal drugs like meth, heroin, PCP, Molly, marijuana, or cocaine, or misusing prescription medications and painkillers.
Do you have a problem with drugs yourself? What do you think that teaches your children, or children in your extended family, about drugs? Just know that you can break the cycle of addiction. With the right program of treatment, you can get clean. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about drugs addiction and how to stop using drugs. We can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE.