Monday, January 17, 2005

Designer Drug Ed. in Mississippi

College kids in Biloxi, Mississippi will soon be getting the education they need about designer drugs. Thanks to the Biloxi Sun Herald for this article:
Drug prevention to be taught -- Instruction about the dangers of club drugs is coming to some South Mississippi college classrooms.

Drug prevention efforts will enter South Mississippi college classrooms this spring thanks to a grant funded through the Alcohol and Drug Abuse division of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

Sonya Miller, prevention specialist with Gulf Coast Mental Health in Gulfport, said the "Communities Mobilizing for Change" and "Project Success" pilot programs financed by the five-year, $300,000 annual grant will target a popular group of hallucinogens known as club drugs, such as Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol.

"Not only do these programs include curricular education, but they also address legal, institutional, social and health issues," Miller said.

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