Tim White, Region 2 Prevention Coordinator with Prestera Center and Veronica A. Neale, Flight Paramedic with Healthnet Aeromedical (not shown) told Calhoun citizens about new trends in substances abused, at a presentation Thursday night at Grantsville's senior center, sponsored by the Calhoun Family Resource Network.

The training raised awareness about drug abuse being experienced in the region.

* Increase awareness about the impact of synthetic drug use/abuse in WV

* Recognize signs and symptoms and appeal of synthetic drug use

* Identify the drug and packaging as well as the dangers of use/abuse

* Increase knowledge of local resources for treatment

*Identify new drugs that are up and coming favorites

* Identify modifications of older drugs that are ever changing

* Discuss how to treat patients that have overdosed

* Discuss how some states are attempting to regulate the use of synthetic drugs

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