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Community invited to discussion about drug trends

The Hamilton School District will offer another Get Connected opportunity for parents and community members to come together and increase their awareness of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues. The presentation will arm adults with practical information they need to help stem the tide of substance abuse.

Waukesha County Sheriff Department officers Mark Nihoris and Eric Severson will be the featured speakers at the April 27 presentation, which is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nihoris, the police liaison officer to the Hamilton School District, and Severson, the commander of Waukesha County’s metropolitan drug enforcement unit, will present material that will help adults identify if an individual is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also will discuss the latest trends in drugs and how to identify drug paraphernalia.

John Waller, a parent whose children used drugs while in high school, will open the presentation by talking about his personal experience in dealing with his sons’ drug use.

The program will be in the Large Group Area at Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Rd., Sussex.

Get Connected programs, which are free and open to the public, provide information and feedback on positive parenting for parents and the community. To learn more about Get Connected programs, please contact the district’s AODA specialist, Kristin Hasbrook, at (262) 246-1973 ext. 1128 or e-mail her at