(MURFREESBORO) Many parents have lost a child to drug overdoses. Every day, parents and guardians easily miss the signs of youth substance misuse. The Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Task Force’s Stashed Away trailer will be in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club at 820 Jones Boulevard from 3:00 to 6:00PM Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2022.
The trailer replicates a teenager’s bedroom and the potential items that can be indicators of experimentation with drugs and alcohol.
Prevention Coalition for Success Executive Director Sarah Murfree said, "The Stashed Away trailer teaches them what to look for. The trailer replicates a teenager’s bedroom and the potential items that can be indicators of experimentation with drugs and alcohol. We appreciate our community partners including the TN National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County, and our volunteers for their support with this event.”
Murfree noted, "The trailer is a mobile display designed to simulate a “typical” teenager’s bedroom, complete with all the paraphernalia and imagery one would expect to see but not necessarily understand from today’s younger culture. In the room, attendees will learn the meanings of signs, symbols and clothing, common hiding spots, and other precursors that can be tips for otherwise unsuspecting parents. The goal is to empower adults with the knowledge and tools to make an impact when talking to youth and to deter them from substance use and abuse."