DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An exhibition was held Wednesday to try and help parents stop opioid addiction in their child before it starts.
The RALI CARES opioid awareness trailer stopped by the Miami Valley Goodwill Easter Seals. The trailer is an interactive experience set up as a mock teenage bedroom for parents to walk through and look at possible warning signs of drug abuse or use in their child.
It is part of an effort to educate communities on the importance of prevention in addressing the opioid crisis.
“Our hope is that once parents walk through the ten to fifteen minute tour, they have a base of knowledge to rely on if they were to find these items in their child’s room or car, that they could speak from a position of strength and not accept any answers from their children that aren’t plausible,” says Joseph Abdalla, Executive Director of Code 3.
The stop in Dayton was one of 12 stops statewide for the trailer.