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RALI Cares Virtual Experience Educates Parents On Substance Abuse Warning Signs

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“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with Joe Abdalla, the Executive Director of Code 3, about the new RALI CARES virtual platform to help educate parents on warning signs of substance abuse as well as offer tips on things to look for. 

For the last year, the RALI CARES educational program --- created in partnership with the nonprofit organization Code 3 Association (Code 3) and the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) --- has been touring the country via a mobile unit called the RALI CARES trailer. The hands-on exhibit, staged as a teenager’s room, was created by experts and former law enforcement officers to help educate local leaders, parents, and caregivers about possible warning signs of drug use and/or misuse, pointing out hidden red flags that most would overlook as common household items.

You can access the RALI CARES Virtual Experience by visitingraliusa.org and clicking on “RALI CARES.”(Due to the sensitive nature of some of the information, you must be at least 21 years old to access the platform.)

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