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Chemical health coordinator Sara Bowles, right, and Melissa Perrault discuss ways to avoid drug and alcohol addiction in Hubbard County. (Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Drug, alcohol discussion sheds light on consequences

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As Sheree Gitchel pulled up to Laporte School one afternoon, she overheard a couple of young teenage girls discuss ways they can exchange prescription drugs to get high.


"My jaw dropped," she said. "These girls were 13, 14 years old."

Parents don't realize that some of the things teenagers use to get high are readily accessible in the medicine cabinet or even the kitchen, like cooking spray, she said.

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