Parents concerned about synthetic drugs

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KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Synthetic drugs a growing problem among teens and tonight, parents got a chance to learn about the dangers.

The Knox County PTA hosted a program called "The Synthetic Scare" at Hardin Valley Academy.

Parents heard from experts and watched videos on how to detect the use of synthetic drugs.

Organizers say the best way to keep your kids from using drugs is know the warning signs.

"There are kids out there who are getting involved in synthetic drugs and parents are just kind of totally unaware of what they look like, what they do. Just the dangerous nature of them," said Sandra Rowcliffe, the President of Knox County PTA.

Parents at the program also had a chance to pick up free drug testing kits.

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