Sheldon, Iowa — A special training session — dealing with the effects of prescription drugs and the new substances that are being abused like K2 and bath salts — is going on today (7/19) at Sheldon High School.
The training is basically for people who need to understand how an individual appears and is impacted by the use of the current drugs of choice. This training will specifically
target K2, Spice, bath salts, and the like in the morning followed by prescription drugs in the afternoon.
Sheldon School District officials say it is a true community effort between the Sheldon Police Department, Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, NCC and the Sheldon High School.
The class is being taught by Linda Kalin, director of the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center in Sioux City. She says the real danger with many of the new substances is that manufacturers have the ability to put any chemical in the product they want, and the users are usually clueless as to the risks of abusing the substance.
We’ll have more on how the training went in future newscasts here on KIWA.