Hidden in Plain View: What Dangers are in Your Child's Room?


ST. LOUIS - An anti-drug program showing parents the signs to look for if your child is experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

“It’s shocking, very shocking," says mother Karen Simms.

She has a 12-year-old and she’s trying to learn the signs of danger before they start showing up in her home.

This demonstration teaches parents how to do a thorough search of a child’s room.

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Hidden in Plain View: Identifying the Signs of Drug Abuse


On what first glance appeared to be an average teenager's bedroom set up in the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday, a closer look revealed what would be any parent's worst nightmare.

70 signs of drug abuse were littered throughout the display; some obvious, some innocuous. The goal is not to scare, but to educate, which is why the VCPO invited Addiction is Real, or AIR, to show the "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit.

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Interactive Exhibit Trains Parents on Teen Drug Abuse


The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office is teaming up with Addiction is Real, Inc. (AIR) which is a non-profit out of St. Louis. The group is bringing an interactive exhibit called "Hidden in Plain View" to Evansville this Friday.

AIR trains parents on how to spot signs of their teenagers possibly abusing drugs.

Amy Mangold talks with AIR Vice President Kelly Prunty and Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann about how the exhibit helps parents and how to prevent kids from abusing drugs.

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