Urban Report

Hidden In Plain Sight Part 1

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Series Code: UBR

Program Code: UBR000268A

00:01 Did you know that many parents have teens,
00:03 who are using drugs and have drug kits
00:06 right in the home hidden in plain sight.
00:09 Well, stay tuned to find out the signs and symptoms
00:12 of this massive social problem.
00:15 My name is Yvonne Lewis Shelton.
00:17 And I'm Jason Bradley.
00:18 And you're watching Urban Report.
00:45 Hello and welcome to Urban Report.
00:47 I'm your host Yvonne Lewis Shelton,
00:49 and I'm pleased to have as my co-host, my son,
00:52 the general manager of Dare to Dream network,
00:54 Jason Bradley.
00:56 Yay! Good to be here with you.
00:59 So glad you're here.
01:01 I'm particularly happy that you're here
01:04 on this program
01:05 because I think you have a lot of input
01:08 that you're going unfortunately,
01:10 you're going to have, or fortunately, too.
01:13 But you know why I mean unfortunately.
01:15 And you'll know in a few minutes
01:17 why I'm saying unfortunately.
01:19 But you're going to be glad he's here too
01:21 because he's going to share
01:22 some of his insights with us.
01:25 And our guest today is Michelle Bertinetti-Smith.
01:29 She is the outreach coordinator for the Gateway Foundation.
01:32 Welcome to Urban Report, Michelle.
01:35 Thank you so much for having me.
01:37 We are so glad that you're here.
01:40 You know, we heard about your presentation
01:43 some months ago and I thought,
01:46 "Wow that would be such a great program
01:49 to have a program that lets parents know
01:53 when their children are using drugs
01:55 because a lot of them..."
01:57 But a lot of time, if you're like me,
01:58 you have no clue about stuff like this.
02:00 See...
02:01 Well, that's true.
02:02 He...
02:04 Tell little bit about your journey, Jay,
02:05 just an overview of your journey
02:07 so that people understand what.
02:09 Okay, so, you know, the Bible says,
02:11 "By beholding you become changed."
02:13 So around the age of 14, I kind of left the church
02:17 and I started hanging around with the wrong people,
02:19 and then I also started just listening
02:22 to the wrong types of music
02:24 and watching the wrong movies, of course,
02:26 when she is either not around
02:28 or when I was spending the night at a friend's house
02:30 or something like that.
02:32 And then so I got involved in drugs.
02:34 I started smoking marijuana,
02:36 and then I started doing like Xanax
02:39 and some other things.
02:41 And so it was kind of a gateway drug type of thing,
02:43 you know, and I look at some of these things
02:46 that are on the table and they take me
02:49 back to my past when I used to do those things.
02:53 Later on down the line and as my habit got worse,
02:56 I had to find a way to fund that habit
02:58 so I started selling drugs a little bit.
03:00 And I wasn't any good at it and I ended up...
03:04 Thank God for that. Yeah, that's a blessing.
03:06 And so then I ended up getting arrested,
03:09 and for me that was my rock bottom,
03:11 and that was the last time I touched drugs.
03:13 But I could have been sentenced
03:14 to 15 years in prison.
03:17 And I just left it alone after that
03:20 and ended up giving my heart to a Lord
03:22 a couple years later prior to coming to work here.
03:27 Yes, and we just praise God for the fact
03:30 that He brought him through.
03:32 And we're thankful that we have you here
03:35 to share this with us.
03:36 Tell us a little bit about Gateway
03:38 and what you do at Gateway Foundation.
03:40 Well, I am the outreach coordinator
03:42 at Gateway Foundation, so my position there
03:46 is to work with the community and make sure that,
03:49 you know, I keep everybody up-to-date
03:51 with the different programs and services that are available
03:54 because a lot of times whenever
03:56 you're looking at school systems
03:58 or, you know, the legal system maybe knowledgeable.
04:02 But there's a lot of people in the community
04:03 that aren't knowledgeable about the current services
04:06 and support that's available right here locally.
04:10 So I do a lot of education within the community
04:13 and then I also do prevention piece
04:16 called Hidden in Plain Sight.
04:18 And so that is my parent education
04:21 on teenage drug trends.
04:24 And I've presented this at multiple different facets.
04:28 I've presented it for teachers
04:30 during our teacher education days,
04:32 I've presented it at schools
04:34 for their parent teacher orientation night
04:37 in high school
04:38 to help parents, and sometimes grandparents
04:40 are even raising their kids.
04:42 So, you know, you've got that generation gap.
04:45 So they may have been able to spot some things,
04:48 you know, many years ago with their children
04:49 when things were so different.
04:51 But having that generation gap there,
04:53 they're lost.
04:55 And it's not that they don't care, they do care,
04:58 you know, they love their grandchildren,
05:00 and parents love their kids.
05:02 But you don't know what to look for.
05:03 But you don't know the signs. No, you don't.
05:05 And nowadays, there's...
05:06 I mean people are so innovative
05:08 that they're getting more and more creative
05:10 as time goes on.
05:11 I'm sure somewhere along the line,
05:13 there's going to be stuff that I don't even recognize
05:15 or that we didn't have back in the day, so...
05:18 Well, there's things here that weren't there
05:21 whenever I was in high school.
05:23 So, there things have changed.
05:27 Yes.
05:28 So feel free to jump in, Jay,
05:30 as we go through this and talk about
05:33 if any of these things
05:34 are things that you were acquainted with.
05:37 And then afterwards you and I have to have a talk.
05:40 I'd be running after this stuff.
05:42 Yeah, that's right.
05:43 I was just kidding.
05:44 This program is so valuable to us
05:47 that we're doing two parts.
05:49 So this is part one, and we're going to follow it up
05:52 with a part two
05:53 because there's just so much information
05:55 that Michelle has brought to us
05:58 that we just have to share this with you.
06:01 So let's get started, Michelle, tell us
06:03 what's this on the table?
06:05 Well, I have several things.
06:06 Normally, I set up a mock teenage bedroom,
06:09 and these things are hidden and dispersed
06:11 throughout the bedroom.
06:13 And I give the adults an opportunity
06:16 to go through the bedroom and write down,
06:18 you know, what they think are signs of possible drug use.
06:22 And then afterwards I go all over of what's actually
06:25 in the bedroom and why there are signs.
06:28 And with our spacing today, what I did was
06:31 I just brought instead of going through
06:33 and having people search,
06:34 I just brought some of those things
06:36 from the bedroom with me today
06:38 that a lot of people would typically look over.
06:40 Some of them are obvious, but there's a lot of things,
06:44 you know, apparently look at and say,
06:46 "Oh, that's a little different or those messy teenagers,
06:49 they are always littering their soda cans around,
06:52 I'm always happen to pick up their dirty clothes.
06:55 You know, the hamper is right there," you know,
06:57 so there's so many things that they walk by
07:00 and they have no idea are signs
07:03 because things do evolve and change.
07:05 Yes, yes, show us some of these things.
07:07 I'm looking at things that look normal.
07:11 They do.
07:12 If you're seeing a crushed can laying on the floor
07:14 along with ten others, you would think I really wish
07:17 they didn't drink soda in the room
07:18 because there with the cans,
07:20 they're crushed up in their room
07:21 and that type of thing.
07:23 But this can is actually a little different.
07:24 So if you were to look at it closely,
07:27 and I'll turn it this way so you guys can see it.
07:30 But it has perforation here...
07:32 Little holes in it.
07:34 So it's creased, it's perforated,
07:36 and then over here on this side is a cut triangle.
07:42 So what this says is, yes, it's a soda can that was once,
07:47 you know, contained soda but now it is a bong
07:51 used to smoke marijuana.
07:53 A bong is a utensil...
07:56 Utensil.
07:57 An instrument, okay.
07:59 Used to smoke marijuana.
08:01 But what they do is typically you see this with kids
08:05 that are just starting out to smoke marijuana.
08:07 Okay.
08:09 So this is their beginning,
08:10 this is the very first beginning signs,
08:12 and they may not be in their room,
08:13 they could be, you know, outside by the garage,
08:17 you know, they may be other places.
08:19 But if you know that, you know, what to look for,
08:23 the crease here and the perforation
08:25 is a sign of possible marijuana use,
08:28 then you're going to look further into things.
08:30 So, yeah, typically this is when they first start out,
08:33 they're 12, 13, maybe 14, and this is what they use.
08:39 They place their marijuana here...
08:41 Should I, is it okay here?
08:42 Yeah, no, please explain it.
08:43 Yeah, and going along with what you're saying,
08:46 like part of that is
08:47 because these young kids can't go to the corner store
08:51 and purchase a blunt or a cigarillos or whatever.
08:55 So but they can have, soda cans are everywhere,
08:59 so they get that, they can go buy papers
09:01 and do all those things,
09:03 so they'd probably use what they can find at home.
09:04 Right.
09:05 And this is, you know, it's been shared with them.
09:07 You know, their friend got it from their older sibling
09:10 or, you know, along those lines is how that happens
09:14 for the younger kids.
09:16 So yeah, so they just place it here
09:18 and light it on fire,
09:19 and then they typically
09:20 will use this cut triangle area,
09:23 and that's where they'll inhale like that.
09:27 So that's why that's a sign.
09:29 But if you were just to see it sitting on the floor
09:32 in the ground...
09:33 You wouldn't think a thing.
09:34 You wouldn't think a thing of it,
09:36 you're just going to pick it up with the rest of the trash
09:37 and probably wouldn't even look at it very closely,
09:39 just be aggravated that,
09:40 you know, yet again picking up things that they know
09:43 they should be throwing away.
09:44 Right, right, right.
09:47 Another sign is a lot of things that make your room smell good.
09:52 So, you know, if they are smoking marijuana,
09:55 and they're there, you know, maybe more on a regular basis,
09:58 they're going to try to cover up that smell.
10:01 So incense in the room, and then I also have,
10:06 you know, some different, you know, fragrant spray...
10:09 Air fresheners, lots of air fresheners.
10:12 Are signs and then again dryer sheets
10:16 that I have over there, those are also a sign.
10:19 So if they're smoking marijuana on a regular basis,
10:21 they're going to have their incense burning,
10:23 they're going to have sprayed their popery spray,
10:26 and then they're going to have dryer sheets
10:28 laying around.
10:30 And what the dryer sheets do is they absorb odors.
10:36 So they're going to absorb the odor of the marijuana,
10:38 so they're going to line their clothing drawers with it,
10:41 you're going to be like,
10:42 "Oh, I really hope they put them in their shoes,
10:44 or perhaps, you know, if they ask you to clean feat."
10:46 As a parent that's what I would be thinking
10:48 if I didn't have the experience that I gained with Gateway.
10:51 So I'd be like, "Oh, that's fine,
10:53 it's going to make their room smell better," you know,
10:56 but they're typically not doing that for,
10:59 you know, the reason that we would hope for,
11:02 they're doing to disguise the smell.
11:04 So it goes in their drawers,
11:07 and just wherever the clothes are to absorb,
11:11 to take it out of the clothes
11:12 so that the parent doesn't smell.
11:14 I'm going to put this in my gym bag,
11:16 I'm going to put this in my backpack,
11:18 I'm going to line my drawers.
11:19 Yeah, or put it over a toilet paper roll.
11:23 And that is another giveaway.
11:29 We have adolescent programs,
11:30 we have residential programs at my facility,
11:33 so I had the opportunity to be able to work
11:35 with adolescents and hear their stories
11:37 and, you know, the things that they did.
11:39 And this thing, I had a young boy,
11:43 he was 16, started at 14.
11:46 I noticed that correlation.
11:49 He started smoking marijuana around 14,
11:51 it became a regular use for him,
11:54 and he would get high in his room,
11:57 be home all night long
11:59 and, you know, if anybody was to ask...
12:03 Mom came in and out of the room,
12:04 it's not like mom was not ever in the room.
12:07 You know, mom came in and out of the room, checked on him,
12:09 you know, that type of thing because a lot of times
12:10 teenagers are on their cell phones or tablets...
12:12 Right, right.
12:14 You know, doing something on the computer.
12:16 We all want them to be doing homework,
12:18 but, you know, they're occupied in their rooms for a while.
12:22 But I only put two dryer sheets on this,
12:25 this is called the spool lift and what they do with this...
12:29 And I found out two dryer sheets is not adequate
12:31 from the boys in my recovery home.
12:33 It takes about five dryer sheets approximately.
12:36 Okay, I don't know if you know, but...
12:39 You're familiar with this?
12:41 Yeah, I used that like
12:42 if you're at a college dorm room
12:44 or something like that, and college apartment, yeah.
12:48 Yeah and what they do is
12:49 they put their one header in here...
12:51 The what?
12:52 The one header or...
12:54 I have an example of one,
12:56 but it's used to smoke marijuana.
12:58 And so it only holds a very small amount,
13:01 so it's not like...
13:03 And I have some cigars too to show you a lot of time
13:05 so hollow out cigars, and there are some signs
13:07 that go with that, now we can go over that too.
13:10 But they'll put their pipe in here or their one header
13:15 or whatever they're using to smoke
13:17 and they'll put that in here so that the dryer sheets,
13:20 of course, are now absorbing the smell,
13:22 and they'll take a drag off of it
13:24 and they'll blow it all the smoke here like this.
13:28 Mom and dad can walk in the room five minutes later
13:32 and never smell the marijuana.
13:33 My child's been home all night long,
13:36 I know that they have not done anything,
13:39 they are not high,
13:40 they have not done anything, they have been home,
13:43 I have been in and out of that bedroom,
13:45 I know, but they'll never smell it.
13:50 That boy got by with it for two years.
13:54 I was never bold enough to try that in your house.
13:59 And, you know, we want parents to know like this is...
14:02 This program is not to show your adolescent how to do it,
14:07 they already know, they already know.
14:10 So don't think that, "Oh, they're teaching...
14:12 Educating.
14:13 Yeah, educating kids how to do it.
14:15 No, they already know,
14:16 you're the one that doesn't know
14:18 and that's why we're doing this because I wouldn't have known,
14:21 I would not have known this, so that's why we're doing this,
14:24 not because we want to teach children how to do it,
14:27 they already know.
14:29 Yeah. Yeah.
14:32 And a lot of them do especially in high school.
14:36 Something that is going around in high school
14:39 that wasn't there whenever I went to school
14:41 so this is kind of different.
14:43 But a lot of children are on ADHD medications
14:48 or depression medications, anxiety medicines...
14:50 Like Ritalin, Ativan.
14:51 Ritalin, Ativan and things like that.
14:54 So medications prescribed on a regular daily use level
14:59 is something that's a norm now in our high schools.
15:03 And those prescriptions are there for a reason,
15:04 those children need those medications,
15:06 you know, in order to help them focus,
15:08 in order to help them pay attention
15:10 to be able to focus and to make good grades.
15:13 So for the children that they're intended for,
15:16 it's perfectly fine.
15:17 It's monitored by a physician, you know, that type of thing.
15:21 But what kids are, are opportunistic.
15:25 So whenever they're looking at
15:28 "Okay, you know, I heard if I,
15:30 you know, take five or six of them
15:32 and I don't need it
15:34 because I don't suffer from ADHD
15:36 or, you know, attention deficit disorder
15:39 or, you know, some other things,
15:41 hyperactivity, you know, things like that.
15:44 I take several of those
15:46 and maybe drink a little bit of alcohol with it,
15:48 it's going to give me a pretty unique euphoric feeling
15:52 or a high feeling."
15:54 And so I talk to parents.
15:56 This is a prescription right here
15:59 bottle that has no label on it.
16:01 And I talk to parents
16:03 if their children are on ADHD medications.
16:06 You know, a lot of times in high school
16:08 those children are responsible enough
16:10 to take those on their own.
16:13 So a lot of times they'll carry it
16:14 in their backpack and things like that
16:16 and that's fine,
16:17 but they need to be monitored.
16:20 So there's two things that can happen,
16:22 you know, they could easily, you know, have some stolen,
16:26 that's unintentional,
16:27 you know, your child's taking it regularly,
16:29 but now they've lost some
16:30 'cause someone has taken some for wrong purposes
16:34 or they've shared them with their friends.
16:37 But something that children don't know is
16:40 that they're highly addictive
16:42 whenever you're looking at abuse and taking multiples.
16:45 And if they're able to do that for several days in a row,
16:49 then they can actually form an addiction
16:52 to those medications.
16:54 Now they're not knowledgeable about it,
16:55 they're just thinking this is a neat thing to try
16:57 and, you know, Susie tried it,
16:59 and she's okay and said it was fun.
17:02 So they're not thinking about the big picture
17:04 because they don't know.
17:06 What are some of the dangers involved in taking
17:09 someone else's medication like that?
17:11 What are some of the dangers, some of the things
17:13 that can happen to you?
17:14 Well, first of all,
17:16 it's not been prescribed for them
17:17 for their any medical condition that they have,
17:20 it's not being monitored by a physician.
17:22 You don't know if they may be hypersensitive
17:25 to one of the things, one of the different components
17:28 in that drug, and have, you know, a very...
17:34 It could be a really bad result
17:36 depending on their reaction to something
17:38 if they are hypersensitive, you know,
17:40 and that could escalate from hallucinations
17:43 to, you know, even if they're allergic to it,
17:46 you know, breaking out in hives,
17:47 and the similar to if somebody was allergic
17:50 to bee stings or...
17:52 You don't know their response,
17:54 and it's not monitored by a physician,
17:56 and it's not being taken in a prescribed manner.
17:59 There is a lot of precautions and things to look for
18:03 if a child was taking that type of medication unintended.
18:08 And do they often mix that with other things like alcohol,
18:12 so isn't there the risk of alcohol toxicity as well
18:16 or some kind of drug toxicity as a result of mixing the two?
18:20 They can still have their effect medically,
18:23 I would have to ask a physician to be clearly...
18:28 I know if they take this and abuse it
18:29 or if they abuse alcohol,
18:31 some of the things to look for that could happen
18:33 but mixing them together,
18:35 yeah, it definitely intensifies the alcohol
18:38 because you already have a euphoric feeling
18:40 from the prescription medication that you...
18:43 Was not intended for you to take.
18:45 So then you add alcohol on that also,
18:48 you know, has that same effect,
18:52 and then that could be an intensified effect.
18:56 Something else too I talked to parents about
18:59 is to also look and make sure that the pills are labeled
19:03 because if kids have pills like in their possession
19:07 that came from Jimmy that has the ADHD medication,
19:11 then a lot of times they'll take a paper towel
19:14 and they'll rub off the label.
19:16 So they will de-label them because they know mom and dad
19:19 are going to take their phone out
19:21 and Google that.
19:23 The first thing they're going to do,
19:24 this is not supposed to be in my child's possession,
19:27 let's see what this is
19:28 and we're going to Google that labeling.
19:30 So a lot of times they'll rub the labeling off.
19:32 And then the other thing too is,
19:34 you know, even if they are on certain medications,
19:37 not only the counter pills,
19:38 but in there is a pill that shouldn't be in there.
19:42 Yeah, so I don't know if...
19:44 Can see it. Yeah, if they can.
19:46 They might not be able to but we can see it.
19:48 Yeah, but you can see it.
19:49 That's the different size and shape,
19:51 so we should look at that as well
19:53 and see what's in there.
19:54 We all live busy lives today.
19:57 But, you know, just a couple things
19:59 if you're aware of it,
20:00 it only takes a couple seconds to look.
20:02 Right.
20:03 Yeah, yeah, even over-the-counter bottles too,
20:06 kids going to hide stuff in those as well.
20:09 They sure can.
20:11 What's this?
20:13 That is a bong.
20:15 Now I bought this at a local gas station for $10.
20:20 So it's not like I spend a lot of money,
20:23 this came from a local here in Southern Illinois,
20:27 and I asked the gas station attendant
20:28 because I know what adolescent use this
20:31 and adults use this for.
20:32 This is a bong
20:34 and it's primarily used to smoke marijuana in,
20:38 but I asked the gas station attendant,
20:40 you know, what those intended purposes were
20:43 that they had all these smoking devices.
20:47 And he shared with me that that was for tobacco use.
20:52 So that was open, it wasn't like
20:54 it was in a secret area or in a smoke shop,
20:58 that was at a local gas station next to the bubble gum
21:01 at the front register and it cost me $10.
21:06 Yeah, you see a lot of pipes too by those.
21:09 In smoke shops too they used to have it
21:11 before like marijuana became legal in some areas,
21:14 they used to have that folded pipes
21:17 are for tobacco use only,
21:18 and the bongs for tobacco use only and stuff like that.
21:21 But, you know, you know that's not the case.
21:26 What's this?
21:27 Well, we didn't have vaping whenever I went to school.
21:31 I don't even know. What is vaping?
21:33 Vaping is primarily used,
21:35 it's supposed to be used to help adults
21:38 that are addicted to cigarettes,
21:41 it's a different form of smoking tobacco
21:44 that supposedly doesn't have maybe
21:46 all the different additives to it.
21:47 Like the e-cig? The e-cigarette?
21:49 Yes, like e-cigarette.
21:50 Now there's all kinds of different versions of it.
21:53 Everything that I have here, nothing came from online,
21:57 majority of it came from donations
21:59 from local police department, from Illinois state police,
22:03 so the things that I have are things
22:05 that have been confiscated from adolescents.
22:10 So for a vaping, that actually came...
22:14 It's something really big and popular.
22:16 They can vape marijuana.
22:20 So they can vape marijuana with it,
22:23 they can vape tobacco with it, but tobacco and marijuana
22:27 are both things that a child in high school
22:30 shouldn't be doing.
22:32 Right, absolutely.
22:33 And, you know, if they think that,
22:35 "Oh, it's not as bad as cigarettes."
22:37 They don't think about the other side effects,
22:39 that it's just as addictive.
22:41 You know, whenever you're looking at smoking
22:44 to even just tobacco in them,
22:46 but a lot of times it's also a gateway.
22:49 So whenever you had mentioned,
22:51 you know, different things that you had tried,
22:53 there, there...
22:54 I believe that there is gateway drugs
22:56 whenever it comes to adolescents,
22:58 and I feel like marijuana is definitely a gateway drug.
23:02 For those who don't know what a gateway drug is,
23:05 I mean, I do know what that is,
23:07 but for the viewer who doesn't know,
23:09 would you explain what a gateway drug is?
23:12 A gateway drug is a drug that opens the door
23:15 that seems innocent, and seems small,
23:17 it doesn't seem like you're doing something big like,
23:19 you know, "I'm not shooting up heroin,
23:22 you know, I just tried a little bit of marijuana
23:25 or I just drank a little alcohol at a party."
23:29 Those are small things that open the door
23:32 to exposure to all the other drugs.
23:37 And it happens very slowly,
23:39 so it's not like all of a sudden
23:41 they smoked marijuana, and 10 minutes later,
23:43 there's somebody shooting up heroin.
23:45 You know, this is a slow process,
23:46 and so that's why they refer,
23:49 you know, to it as a gateway drug.
23:51 That's like sin too, like when you look at sin, sin,
23:55 it's a gradual progression and so, you do it once,
23:59 you like it, you do it again, you like it a little bit more,
24:02 you do it again.
24:03 You begin to embrace it,
24:06 and then you're looking for the next thing,
24:08 and that's the same thing with drugs,
24:11 like with marijuana, you can escalate.
24:14 Very true. Very true.
24:15 What are these clips? Paper clips.
24:19 Those paper clips, those are used...
24:21 A lot of times I set them out in the bedroom,
24:25 let me just set them around.
24:26 And I talk to parents that bent paper clips
24:30 are a sign of marijuana use.
24:32 If somebody is regularly smoking marijuana,
24:36 they are going to have some paper clips
24:38 that they have straightened out
24:39 so they can clean something that builds up
24:41 in the pipes called resin.
24:44 So resin builds up,
24:45 and it kind of blocks that pathway for them
24:47 to be able to inhale the marijuana
24:49 that they're trying to smoke.
24:50 Okay. So they'll take bent...
24:52 They'll take paper clips, they'll bend them out,
24:54 and then they'll clean out their pipes,
24:55 and then they can smoke some more marijuana.
24:58 So this is a sign.
24:59 So marijuana is smoked through pipes,
25:00 not just the joint?
25:02 There's multiple different ways,
25:03 there's the can,
25:05 there's pipes, there's the bong.
25:08 This is a retainer container
25:11 and in here are two different types of pipes,
25:16 one is a glass...
25:17 Here, I'll turn it this way.
25:18 One is a glass pipe and one is a metal pipe
25:21 but they're the same thing.
25:23 And resin builds up
25:24 because they smoke it off of the small end,
25:27 and they put the marijuana in the larger area,
25:30 and they light that on fire, and then they smoke it,
25:33 inhale it through the small end.
25:36 Well, that pathway between the two
25:38 is where the resin builds up.
25:40 So that's where they would take the bent paper clips
25:45 to clean it out.
25:46 So if you see a bent paper clip and you throw it away
25:48 and you never see anymore, then maybe not.
25:51 But if you're seeing bent paper clips,
25:53 and you threw it away, next week you got another one.
25:57 "Well, now I threw that away, oh, there's two more.
26:00 All right, I'm cleaning up the room."
26:03 You know, I wonder if he's needing it for his,
26:05 you know, putting his papers together
26:07 for a project or something.
26:09 And no, probably, if you're seeing multiple
26:12 on separate occasions,
26:14 then you need to look a little further
26:15 in your child's room, in their car,
26:18 and maybe time to have some conversations
26:20 with your child.
26:22 Yes, for sure, for sure.
26:23 What is this?
26:25 We're just, we're down to like a minute.
26:27 Oh, okay.
26:29 This is an air duster.
26:31 And basically, a lot of times we have computers in our rooms,
26:36 so you know, teenagers, you know, are growing up,
26:38 I didn't have a computer but they do,
26:41 they're doing the school work,
26:43 so as a parent you look in the room,
26:44 you're like, "Oh, good, they're dusting things.
26:48 Oh, I'm so glad."
26:50 As I pick up the tinned soda cans in the car,
26:52 but I'm still putting the laundry away,
26:54 but look, they're dusty.
26:56 So that's not always the case.
26:59 They're probably,
27:00 if they're not neat to begin with,
27:02 that's probably not them trying to be neat.
27:05 This is an inhalant,
27:06 just like if you would think of back, a long time ago,
27:11 whenever you heard of people hovering gas,
27:14 that's an inhalant, spray cans of paint,
27:19 but see with paint cans, there's maybe
27:21 some evidence that they may have some,
27:23 you know, leftover paint in that can.
27:27 Well, the air duster, they don't.
27:29 So they spray all the cleaner out,
27:31 and they will put normally put a bag over it
27:35 and spray their remaining because that...
27:39 After they sprayed out the air duster product
27:41 and they're down to the vapes and the fumes,
27:43 that's what they inhale.
27:45 Wow.
27:46 This is so informative, this is great.
27:48 Yeah.
27:49 I'm so glad we're doing a part two
27:51 because we have some other items here
27:53 that we're going to talk about.
27:54 Thank you so much, Michelle, this is...
27:57 You're just really teaching us,
27:59 thank you so much for being here.
28:00 You're welcome.
28:01 Thank you so much for the opportunity
28:03 to be here with you, guys, today.
28:04 Absolutely.
28:05 Join us next time
28:07 'cause it wouldn't be the same without you.


Revised 2018-10-08