The City of Santa Clarita invited neighboring cities Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley to a Tri-City Anti-Drug Summit on Wednesday, June 26, to address the issue of heroin and prescription drugs being abused by teens within each community. In conjunction with the Heroin Kills outreach plan, Santa Clarita hosted a 10 person panel which was held in response to a spike in heroin related deaths and arrests in order to combat the problem and find a solution.
Produced by local television station SCVTV, the Tri-City Anti-Drug Summit panel discussion will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and online at SCVTV.com on Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m., Friday, August 2 at 6 p.m., Sunday, August 4 at 5 p.m., Monday, August 5 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. or on the Heroin Kills Youtube channel.
The Tri-City Anti-Drug Summit featured a panel of experts who discussed issues of heroin and prescription drugs including: what the specific problem is within each city, what strategies and resources are being used to prevent abuse and fatalities, and what is working within each community.
Santa Clarita will continue to spread awareness of this deadly issue at the third annual Heroin Kills Symposium to be hosted on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The Symposium will provide the tools needed to identify signs of abuse and is a great resource for parents to understand heroin and prescription drugs are problems that constantly affect families in the Santa Clarita Valley. The symposium is free and open to the public.
For more information on the Tri-City Drug-Summit, contact Human Services Administrator Janine Prado at (661) 250-3716. To learn more about the Heroin Kills Symposium, visit HeroinKills.org or check out the Heroin Kills Facebook page.