Police aim to tackle addiction
Drug busts and teen overdoses aren’t a glaring problem at Wellington High School, but addiction is still a very real concern.
To help students battle drug and alcohol addiction, officials have contracted with Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services.
“Anyone who says there aren’t these problems in their school is burying their head in the sand,” said principal Christopher Wert. “We just want to give people a resource for dealing with them.”
Prevention specialist Joel Reichlin will be on hand every Monday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. to listen to any problems students or adults might have with drugs or alcohol.
The concerns could be about friends, family, coworkers, or even themselves, said Reichlin in a letter to the Wellington school board.
This is an excerpt. For more on this story, read the Dec. 13, 2012 print edition of the Wellington Enterprise.