The wall, blocking Caz youth from dangers

Members of the Cazenovia community are sharing the message that they want to “Be The Wall” between alcohol and youth. They aspire to be supportive of building healthy social patterns.

Numerous businesses have chosen to be part of Caz Action’s “Front Window Campaign” by clearly displaying “Be The Wall” posters at their locations.

Curious community members

The Rotary Club of Cazenovia and the Project Cafe Board were proactive in learning about what substances youth are using and what dangers Cazenovia youth are facing. The responses to the information ranged from “I didn’t realize,” to “how do they think of these things?” to “I need to go home and talk with my kids!”

Being informed is important, but openly talking to youth on an ongoing basis is even more important.

Cazenovia College students also want to be informed

The Student Development and The Committee On Campus Substance Use recently sponsored an “Alcohol and Drug Quiz Show.” With 35 students participating in the quiz show, 400 students were exposed to the realities of substance abuse by hearing the many questions and answers.

How to get the answers

At a town hall meeting, planned to take place at 7 p.m. on May 1, in Winoa Hall, located at ARC 701 Lenox Ave. in Oneida, will feature speaker Gary Bulinski of Drug Traffic Safety Inc. Bulinski is an expert in his field, who will speak to adults and present “This Is Here,” a lecture that covers topics such as synthetic drugs, spice, K2, Legal Phunk, BathSalts and more.

The town hall meeting will also touch on recent meth busts in addition to signs and symptoms of synthetic drugs. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Sarah Howell at 697-3947. The Drug Free Task Force of Madison County’s Promise and SAMHSA (substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) will sponsor the event.

For more information on the Front Window Campaign and Be The Wall initiative, contact Caz Action by calling 697-3947 or sending an email to bridgespreventioncar@gmail.com.

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