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Knowing the facts about drugs can equip parents to better protect their children from drug use. Here’s information to know:

  • Drugs commonly accessed by youth include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs and street drugs, including fentanyl which is the leading cause in drug-related deaths in Fresno County.
  • Drug dealers use apps to contact youth and arrange convenient cash-app purchases, even dropping off products in locations by a student’s home.
  • App conversations can be made up entirely of emojis in certain combinations that signify various drugs.
  • Common names for some of the street drugs in the area are: percs, blues, tango and cash, M30, xannie bars, fent and smackers.
  • Drugs can be hidden in plain sight, such as nicotine or THC vaping products that look like a thumb drive or pen, or opioids in the shapes of common candies like Gummy bears or Skittles.
  • Parents should talk with their child about the dangers and real consequences of drug use.

More information, resources and conversation starters can be found at https://www.cusd.com/ParentBulletin.aspx and https://www.cusd.com/ComprehensiveWellnessProject.aspx.




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