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Lynn Riemer to Speak on Drug Awareness at Otero College

The following is a news release provided to us by Otero College

LA JUNTA — Lynn Riemer, President of ACT on Drugs, Inc., and former forensic chemist with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will present to Otero students on Monday Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. and to local students, their families, and the community from 6 to 8 p.m. that same day in the Rizzuto Banquet Room in the Student Center at the Otero College campus. She is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and advocate on the issues related to substance abuse. She will address the health effects of drug use, bring awareness, recognition, and prevention surrounding the topic.

ACT on Drugs, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides drug education focused on students, school staff, parents, and professional organizations in Colorado, in the hopes of helping youth find the strength to make healthy choices and know they are important, loved, and certainly not alone. In her role with the DEA, Riemer analyzed drugs and took down meth labs among other things. She is also an experienced chemist and worked with the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado.

In 2018, she was named a Denver 7 Everyday Hero for having shared her message nearly 800 times across the nation to over 225,000 people. She regularly speaks with students, community child advocacy groups, industrial and professional groups, and employees of local and State governmental agencies. Her presentations cover all abused substances, including legal and illegal drugs, plant material, and synthetic “designer drugs”. She has presented at over 70% of Colorado’s school districts.

Otero College is grateful for the opportunity to have Ms. Riemer come to campus and share her message with our community. She has a vast amount of knowledge and experiences, and we are excited that she was able to make time to share that valuable information with us.

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