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Rockport Fulton High School to hold opioid awareness assembly

Posted: 10:34 PM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-20 23:41:05-04

Rockport Fulton High School leaders are taking advantage of a free program that CVS pharmacies offer to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid overuse and abuse.

“It was originally with adults, and it’s becoming an increasing concern at younger ages starting as early as 13,” RFHS Assistant Principal Gina Vilches said of the nationwide opioid epidemic.

A CVS pharmacist will put on a presentation for students, parents, and community members Friday in the school’s library.

“Anything we can do to avoid drug misuse or illegal drug use, we do here,” RFHS Principal Scott Rogers said.

The school says Friday’s assembly is just the beginning of its opioid awareness campaign.

“We’re going to track attitudes over a series of years, and have CVS come back over a series of years, and we’re going to track the progress of this program,” Vilches said.