Hidden in Plain Sight bedroom tours help parents spot substance abuse

APPLETON, Wis. - Would you be able to recognize the signs of drug and alcohol abuse in a child's room? An exhibit in the Fox Valley is giving parents the tools they need to do just that.

The room, that's on display right now at the Appleton Public Library, has been decorated to mimic a teen's bedroom, but it shows drug or alcohol hiding spots that parents should look for, places like inside garbage bags, pillows or stuffed animals.

Bev Kelley-Miller lost her daughter to a heroin overdose and said the Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit can save a life.

"This is really a necessary thing. I saw in my daughter's make-up case, pens without the pen inside. It was hollow and used for snorting, but I didn't even put that together."

The bedroom will be open for tours on May 8th from 9:30am to 4:30pm and May 9th from 9:30am to 7:30pm. It's free for adults 21 and older. 

 

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