NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention will be hosting a “Hidden in Plain Sight” event at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon on Tuesday, November 15 beginning at 7 p.m.

The free event, which is presented by the Vernon Coalition and the Center for Prevention and Counseling, is a presentation designed to show parents and adult community members who work with or care for young people how to prevent youth drug use.

“A reproduction of a teenager’s bedroom will be on display for participants to browse, observe and become familiar with where and how teens might hide drugs or paraphernalia,” said a press release given by the Center for Prevention and Counseling.

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The awareness that comes from this event will help adults become more proactive in helping younger people who might be using drugs.

Prevention specialists and law enforcement officers will discuss local drug trends, how adults can prevent youth substance use disorders and receive available resources to help keep youth healthy.

“I am a Registered Nurse working in a pediatric office, my children are grown, but I attended to see what is new. ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ was a real eye opener and I took back a wealth of information to share with others in my office,” said a recent attendee of the event.

There will be free childcare and pizza provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Gemma Chalkley of the Vernon Coalition at or call 973-764-4276.