This set-up of a teen's bedside table contains five items that can hide substance abuse or addictive habits, Prairie Ridge prevention specialists said. Press photos by Kate Hayden
Prevention specialist Courtney Cockrum walks Charles City residents through the bedroom set-up at NIACC. One wall held between 40-50 items that could be found in any teenager's bedroom, specialists said.
Courtney Cockrum compares two bracelets side-by-side — a normal paracord bracelet on the right, and a bracelet with a hidden pipe on the left. Both can be made through tutorials Cockrum and her colleagues found on YouTube.
Prairie Ridge specialists lay out four items associated with controlled substance use — in the left corner, a purple commercial filter sold for $10 and a handmade filter made from a toilet roll and dryer sheet; a t-shirt with the slang "trap house," referring to a place where illegal substances are sold; and a baseball hat with the inside lining slit open, where small items, like cash or plastic bags, can be stored.