Eau Claire (WQOW) — Parents, if you’re concerned about your kids being involved with drugs, we have somethings you can be on the lookout for.
A mock bedroom, set up by the Eau Claire County Methamphetamine Response Committee, looked like an average teen’s room, but there were actually hidden items that could be concerning for parents.
The room was a hands-on tool for parents to learn about possible signs their child could be exposed to, or is using drugs, by showing them everyday items that were actually hiding drugs or paraphernalia.
Eau Claire Officer Bridget Coit told News 18 this helps them combat drug issues in the area, at the youth level, by starting the conversation.
“One of the top things parents can do is simply talk and spend time with your children, and have that conversation with them,” Coit said. “Let them know that you’re here for them, and to listen to them and help through any problems.”
In addition to the mock room, Coit said parents will learn about the many local and state resources, in case they know someone who is struggling with drugs.
This mock bedroom was set up at Memorial High School during Thursday night’s parent-teacher conferences for anyone to take a look through. To learn more about the E.C. County Meth Response Committee, click here.