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May 17, 2016 1:18 PM

Somersworth High hosts drill on dangers of using drugs and driving ahead of prom


It's tough stuff, and the consequences are very real.

At high schools across the state, the use of opioids among students is climbing.

That's part of the reason why students at Somersworth High School wanted to show the reality of mixing drugs and alcohol as part of a mock drill.

They decided to do it now, ahead of the school's prom.

The video produced by a group of students and tackles the issue of opioid abuse.

The school resource officer told NH1 News there's many victims in overdose, it's not just the user, it trickles down and effects the community.

The campaign takes the student body from the prom pre-party, to drinking and drug use, to a head-on car crash. What was different with this years event was a PSA shown to students to show them what it is like for all those involved.

Again, this is a drill put on by student volunteers.

The second PSA shows a medical staff from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital trying to help one of the victims. It then shows the family's reaction when they are told their daughter didn't make it.

The broadcast technology teacher, who helped with the drill, said it was an ambitious mission. Officials said if it can save one kid from making a decision right or wrong, it was worth it.

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