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Learn to Spot Medication Madness: ‘Drugs 101’ at The Ocean County Library

September 22, 2023

TOMS RIVER – Parents, guardians and individuals raising families are urged to increase their knowledge of drug use and abuse during educational, interactive programs, presented by the Ocean County Health Department at the Ocean County Library.

“Drugs 101: Drug Trends for Ocean County Parents” will take place at four branches:

  • Stafford Branch – 6 PM Thursday, October 5, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381.
  • Tuckerton Branch – 6 PM Monday, October 16, 380 Bay Avenue, (609) 296-1470.
  • Point Pleasant Boro Branch – 6 PM Thursday, October 19, 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555.
  • Waretown Branch – 6 PM Monday, October 23, 112 Main Street, (609) 693-5133.

Each two-hour program will examine a variety of drugs, substances specifically found in Ocean County, and their impacts. You’ll become familiar with drug slang, understand how substances are used, and recognize how people react when under the influence.

After the discussion, take part in “What to Look For,” a walk through an interactive display of a teenage bedroom that contains signs of drug use and abuse.

Please register at to attend any of these free programs. For more information, visit or call any participating branch, or call (732) 349-6200.

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