CLEAN puts prevention first in drug, alcohol effort

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Posted: March 1, 2014

The Winchester Star

“Truly, I like to think CLEAN equals prevention,” said Leslie Stewart, executive director of the local nonprofit agency. CLEAN works to educate parents and children about drug use. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
CLEAN counselors Tara Nelson (left) and Becky Widger discuss a case on Friday. Services offered at CLEAN include alcohol and drug education classes, drug screenings and substance-abuse assessments. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Statistics show that children who use alcohol or drugs before the age of 14 have a 40 percent higher risk of addiction in their lifetime.

To combat a seemingly large addiction problem…

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