Muskingum County Prosecutor
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office support of drug education shows rewards in local schools
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office’s support of drug education and prevention efforts in area schools is paying off by helping students and families gain the knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Muskingum Behavioral Health’s (MBH) “Too Good for Drugs” education curricula in local schools helps students apply real-world skills to promote drug awareness and prevention at school and home. Since the Prosecutor’s Office awarded $1,500 from the county’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund, a resource consisting of cash and property confiscated from criminals involved in drug-related crimes, students’ retention of skills and knowledge of these healthy life lessons has increased by 10 percent.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch says the curriculum program plays a key role in preventing drug addiction in the community.
“Educating children about the dangers of drugs and how to make better decisions is a critical part in addressing drug addiction. This program has shown to be effective and the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office is pleased to continue supporting this program.”
Prosecutor Welch says MBH’s full-time staff in local schools help students make the right decisions in their lives.
“In addition to the curriculum, MBH places full-time prevention staff in local schools, allowing more classes to receive useful education about making good life decisions for their future.”
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