Eau Claire (WQOW) — Wisconsin’s attorney general was in Eau Claire Friday, to discuss public safety.
Attorney General Brad Schimel talked to a room of area law enforcement and county officials about issues the county may be facing. Topics of discussion focused on meth and opioid abuse, mental health and homelessness in the area.
Schimel touched on the state-wide efforts to combat some of the issues, such as the ‘Dose of Reality’ campaign and the ‘kNOw Meth’ campaign, but Schimel said prevention starts in the home.
"You need to pay attention to your kids, you need to make sure that they’re doing okay, you need to check their phones, you need to search their rooms," Schimel urged. "Parents, if you’re using drugs in front of your kids, you need to know you’re dooming them to the same life going forward, you’re going to pass this on to their generation. If you’re struggling with drugs, ask for help."
Schimel also said, if he’s reelected as attorney general, he will move the ‘Dose of Reality’ campaign to the next level, and use it to help recovered addicts get back into the workforce.