CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
- Learn about the destructive effects of drug misuse.
- Educate your family members and friends.
- Take action!
Cash, a former student from Austin Texas’ Westlake High School, started using marijuana when he was 15 years old before turning to prescription pills. His mother, Jacy Planta, tried several times to get her son professional help.
In the video below, Jacy talks about Cash’s drug addiction and his final days. Watch.
An opiate (narcotic) drug processed from morphine and extracted from certain poppy plants. Heroin comes in a white or brownish powder, or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.” Often “cut” with other drugs or substances such as sugar or powdered milk. User is unaware how much actual heroin is being used, creating likelihood of overdose.