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Lambert High School student leads effort to address drug abuse


Vinayak Menon got involved in drug prevention efforts as a freshman in high school when many his peers were still navigating the move up from middle school.

“I began to notice that substance use was a growing issue among my peers,” said Menon who is now a senior at Lambert High School. “It took various forms, including smoking, e-cigarette use, underage drinking and opioids.”

He joined the Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council with the goal of helping others, recognizing his community needed youth advocates and leaders. He now serves as a youth leader for the organization.