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HOPE Initiative – Prevention and Education Presentation at Albuquerque High School

Smart on Crime AUSA Henderson, a DEA Agent and UNM College of Pharmacy students (Generation Rx) participated in a Parent Involvement Program (PIP) at Albuquerque High School.  The PIP is an alternative to long-term student suspensions for drug and alcohol violations.  Students and their parents attend an after school/evening cycle of sessions addressing communication, facts about drugs and drug use, media literacy and adolescent issues, problem-solving skills, parent/teen issues, and focus on the family.  The session began with a half-hour presentation about drug addiction with Gen Rx taking the lead, and then the USAO and DEA discussed their work investigating/prosecuting diversion cases and their intervention/prevention work under the HOPE Initiative.  The presentation was followed by a question/answer session with the students and their parents.

Updated January 19, 2021

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