Helping students ‘Know the Truth’

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Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times
Dan Callinan from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge talks to students at New Prague Compass Learning Center on Wednesday, April 25. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Students at the New Prague Compass Learning Center were presented with Know the Truth, the substance-use prevention program of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge on Wednesday, April 25. The presentation was to help prevent substance abuse among young people.

They were working to help people as, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, in Scott County, 13.5 percent of 11th graders admit to having alcohol in the past 30 days and 4 percent admit to using conventional tobacco products within the past 30 days.

Dan Callinan from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge explained there are four gateway drugs — alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and cigarettes or nicotine.

Jacob, a client of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, explained that his parents divorced when he was very young. Due to that and other issues he was...

To see more on this story pick up the May 3, 2018 print edition of The New Prague TImes. 

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