(MURFREESBORO) Many parents have lost a child to a drug overdose. Every day, parents and guardians easily miss the signs of substance abuse in young people. The Tennessee National Guard Drug Enforcement Task Force Stashed Away trailer will be in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club at 820 Jones Boulevard from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2022.
The trailer replicates a teenager’s bedroom and potential elements that may be indicators of experimentation with drugs and alcohol.
Prevention Coalition for Success Executive Director Sarah Murfree said: “The Stashed Away trailer teaches them what to look for. The trailer replicates a teenager’s bedroom and potential elements that may be indicators of experimentation with drugs and alcohol. TN National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County and our volunteers for their support of this event.
Murfree noted: “The trailer is a mobile display designed to simulate a ‘typical’ teenage bedroom, with all the paraphernalia and imagery one would expect to see but not necessarily understand from the youngster. culture today.In the room, participants will learn the meanings of signs, symbols and clothing, common hiding places and other precursors that can be advice for otherwise unsuspecting parents.The aim is to give adults the knowledge and tools to have an impact when talking to young people and to deter them from using and abusing.”