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Substance abuse prevention publisher announces the release of parenting materials in the fight against the deadly use of synthetic drugs


New Orleans, LA -- Leading substance abuse prevention publisher announces the release of their latest tool in the fight against the deadly use of synthetic drugs.  

All across the country, unethical businesses and chemists are creating and distributing these dangerous, and in many cases legal, substances. By making slight changes to the chemical structure of already illegal drugs, new compounds are being created that mimic the effects of their parent substances.

In Focus: A Parent’s Guide - Synthetic Drugs is a publication to assist parents in protecting their children from the dangerous consequences of experimenting with synthetic drugs. Sold over the Internet or in local gas stations and head shops, these new compounds are completely untested and the short- and long-term effects are unknown.  

Fake marijuana and bath salts, two examples of synthetic drugs, have led to a huge spike in poison control calls and emergency room visits. According the American Association of Poison Control Centers over 13,000 calls were made in 2011 up from 3,200 calls in 2010.  “Young people are essentially making themselves guinea pigs in an undocumented synthetic drug research experiment. These drugs are untested, unregulated and unsafe,” says Greg Fox, Jr., President of Education Specialty Publishing in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The new publication, A Parent’s Guide - Synthetic Drugs, gives parents an overview of the synthetic drug problem and provides them with knowledge to arm themselves in defending their children’s well-being. This resource gives parents an idea of what synthetic drugs are, what they look like, warning signs of use and links to additional sources of information and support. “Arming parents with accurate information about synthetic drugs and their dangers is essential in combating the damaging effects of these drugs,” says Fox.

This pamphlet, and other synthetic drugs prevention materials, is available for review at the Prevention and Treatment Resource Press website,  Free samples of the pamphlet are available for review to qualifying organizations.

For more information, the media may contact Greg Fox, Jr., President, Education Specialty Publishing, LLC at 877-329-0750 or gfoxjr(at)espublish(dot)com.

Prevention and Treatment Resource Press is a publisher of prevention education and health promotion materials in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Their products are researched-based, stylishly designed and may be customized to meet the needs of specific organizations and populations.  


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