The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 

STRAIGHT TALK: Drug awareness discussion set for Colwood

Royal Bay secondary event offers tips for parent/child conversations about drugs

Drugs will be the topic at Royal Bay secondary on May 9 (7 to 8:30 p.m.), as parents learn how to tackle this difficult subject matter with their kids in the midst of the ongoing fentanyl crisis.

The evening will provide information about current trends related to youth substance use, as well as practical resources and services that can help, and how to talk to teens about drugs in a way that strengthens your relationship.

The free event is organized by the Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council, Island Health and UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research. Free child minding is available with advance notice.

RSVP via (Search: Talk Drugs).

Twitter: @joelgazette

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