On Tuesday, March 7, Gull Lake High School hosted a “Bright Night.” While there are always snacks and drinks, these special events focus on serious issues such as alcoholism, depression or in this case, opiate addiction. Students, parents, teachers and community members are invited to come and listen to guest speakers discuss the importance of these issues, and what to do should you find yourself or someone else in a sticky situation.
This particular night was all about the seriousness of opiate abuse. The audience learned how even something as seemingly harmless as getting your wisdom teeth taken out and being prescribed Norco can lead to something uncontrollable.
“I found the talk really interesting, and I didn’t realize that opiates were so common,” senior Jordyn Geik said.
In addition to the featured guest speaker, there was a panel assembled of different people including Gull Lake’s very own Officer Adam. The audience was encouraged to ask a wide range of questions that the panel would answer and provide more insight into the topic of opiate abuse.
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