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UMFK Youth & Drugs satellite broadcast rescheduled

March 12, 2004

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will be hosting a satellite broadcast from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Multi-jurisdictional Counter-drug Task Force Training program. The broadcast on Thursday, March 18 in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Center, which was originally scheduled for 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Parents, public safety professionals, youth leaders and other interested people are encouraged to attend the presentation entitled "Youth and Drugs".

Guest panelists will include Dr. Pat Sammon, Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Trinka Porrata, Project GHB (Gamma hydroxy butyrate), and former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics detective.

To stay ahead of the curve, parents, counselors and law enforcement must be aware of emerging drug trends. The broadcast will explain the new trends such as pharming, skittling and DXM (Dextromethorphan). It will also instruct participants on how to recognize people who may be abusing, and also look at some of the innocent-looking objects that could be signs of trouble.

During this broadcast, there will be a discussion on a program that teaches children how to overcome obstacles by working hard and doing the right thing. The one big theme of the show is that success means staying drug free.

After watching this broadcast, participants will have an understanding of the latest drug trends with youth and how to spot users and abusers.

The satellite broadcast is free. For more information or to register, call Don Eno, academic outreach coordinator at 834-7835.