Muskingum County Prosecutor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Prosecutor Welch supports MBH school-aged drug education programming
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch is pleased to once again support Muskingum Behavioral Health (MBH) with their school-aged drug education programming.
This year, the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office is giving MBH nearly $1,400 to provide 60 kindergarten through eighth grade students with workbooks for the Too Good for Drugs program.
Too Good for Drugs is a widely recognized, evidence-based prevention program designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions and avoid substance abuse.
MBH intends to educate approximately 400 students this upcoming school year to provide them with the necessary tools to make informed decisions and lead healthy, drug-free lives.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office shares with MBH the value of investing in our youth early and empowering them to make positive choices and prevent drug use.
Donations to community groups such as Muskingum Behavioral Health are made possible through the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund, which consists of money seized from drug cases.
This is the third year in a row that the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office has been fortunate enough to assist MBH with drug education programming.
“Education is a crucial part of protecting our community from the dangers of drugs. Drug use leads to increased crime, violence, mental health issues and homelessness. These issues affect everyone in the community, not just those addicted to drugs,” Prosecutor Welch said. “Education is key to preventing future drug-related problems, and our office is proud to work with various partners to build a better community.”
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