The St. Charles County Treatment Court is partnering with the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and Drug Task Force to host the first annual Teen Drug Summit. Middle school students from both the private and public schools will attend breakout sessions presented by members of the Prosecutor’s office, Drug Task Force and former heroin addicts. The Summit will feature Miss Teen Missouri who will give a personal account of heroin abuse in her family and Gee Vigna, co-founder of Walking for Wellness...Stop Heroin, will share the tragedy of losing a loved one to heroin overdose.
Tim Lohmar, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney, stated, “Our goal is to educate and empower our County’s middle school student leaders to reinforce the idea that drug use, particularly heroin, is not socially acceptable."
Staff from Bridgeway Behavioral Health and Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. will be on site to answer questions about treatment and provide information and resources to participants of the Summit. Avertest Drug Testing will also have someone from their lab at the Summit to talk about possible drug testing options.
Many local businesses helped sponsor the event including: EMASS, Krey Distributing Company, Baue Funeral Homes, Centerpointe Hospital, Botz, Deal & Company, Crider Health Center, Jerry Kelly Heating, The Ryan Law Firm, Smith Law Offices, Burke, Wulff, Flach, Luber & Briscoe LLP, Community Services of Missouri, Enterprise Rental and the St. Charles Jaycess Junior. Thanks to all of our sponsors.
For more information about the Summit please contact Julie Seymore at Julie.Seymore@courts.mo.gov.