Synthetic Drugs: Unstable & Dangerous
Synthetic drugs have infiltrated Berks County and many residents fail to understand the implications of using these substances. Over the past few months these drugs have been increasingly used by many individuals of diverse geography, socioeconomic status, and demographic traits. The community needs to understand that the effects of these drugs are extremely unpredictable and can have impactful life consequences with the initial use.
In response to this escalating concern, the Council on Chemical Abuse partnered with Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and the Berks County Criminal Justice Advisory Board , and the Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/HealthChoices Program to present the Berks community with information regarding Synthetic Drugs.
Two presentations were sponsored by the above partners and entitled, Synthetic Drugs: Unstable and Dangerous. Both presentations featured nationally recognized lecturer and trainer, Ken Dickinson, M.S., R.Ph. as well as Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams. As mentioned numerous times during the presentations, educating our community about the dangers associated with these drugs is paramount. In an effort to assist in distributing this information please see the following downloads and links.
The following information is available for download:
Synthetic Drugs Fact Sheet
Synthetic Drugs: K2 & “Bath Salts” by Kenneth A. Dickinson, M.S., R.Ph.
Street Watch: Berks County Drug Trends – Synthetic Drugs (1) by District Attorney John T. Adams
Street Watch: Berks County Drug Trends – Synthetic Drugs (2) by District Attorney John T. Adams
Street Watch: Berks County Drug Trends – Synthetic Drugs (3) by District Attorney John T. Adams
Street Watch: Berks County Drug Trends – Synthetic Drugs (4) by District Attorney John T. Adams
Links to Media Coverage of the Event(s):
Berks D.A.: Public Needs to be Educated About Synthetic Drugs – Pottstown Mercury
Workshop Targets Synthetic Drugs – Reading Eagle
The War Against Synthetic Drugs – WFMZ
Forum on Designer Drugs set at Alvernia – Reading Eagle
STAY TUNED!! BCTV will be airing the ‘What You Need to Know’ event.
More details will follow when they become available!