How does this work?

"Hidden In Plain Sight" can be presented in one of two ways:

  • Open House – After the bedroom is set up, attendees can walk through the exhibit with a guide who points out items of interest inside the room.  Other informational and display materials can be positioned outside the exhibit for review and inspection.

  • Presentation –Small groups are allowed a few minutes each to inspect the room.  After about 30 minutes have elapsed, a member of law enforcement (or other knowledgeable person) makes a presentation to the entire group.  A question and answer period may follow.

After participating, participants will know:

  1. When and how parents should start talking to their children about drugs
  2. Key times youth are at risk for substance abuse issues
  3. Risk factors of youth substance abuse
  4. Signs and symptoms of substance abuse
  5. Common ways/places drugs are hidden
  6. Paraphernalia used in the processing and use of illicit drugs
  7. Indicators of substance abuse found in music, art, and the youth sub-culture
  8. Law Enforcement's experiences in combating alcohol and drug abuse
  9. What youth are saying about substance abuse issues in the communities
  10. Local & National resources for those seeking help and information



*For more information on talking to youth about substance abuse click here

Hidden In Plain Sight

Thank You to the following for your donation towards the "Hidden In Plain Sight" project:

  • Clinton County Development Association
  • DeWitt Noon Lions
  • Low Moor Lions
  • Clinton Lions
  •  O-Thompson Construction
  • Camanche Lutheran Church
  •  Petersen-Hagge Furniture
  •  Home Depot
  • Carpetland USA
  • Hartz Lock Company
  • Scott Drug Pharmacy
  •  Paul’s Discount Store
  • St. Joseph Catholic School-8th Grade Class
  • Family & Friends of the Coalitions
  •  Phoenix Gifts & Tobacco
  • The Vapor Stop
  • SA Liquor & Tobacco Mart


What is Hidden In Plain Sight?

The "Hidden in Plain Sight" display/program offers adults an insight into what youth may be hiding in their rooms, and drug paraphernalia that is available in the community. This interactive exhibit displays a typical teenage bedroom, with drug paraphernalia “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  This exhibit focuses on alcohol, tobacco, current trends in the abuse of other drugs such as cannabis, synthetic and "designer" drugs, opiates, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs.  Participants will learn about different types of paraphernalia available for the use, processing and concealment of illicit drugs. 


Camanche-DeWitt Coalition 

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