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Tackling the Tough Stuff - February 2016

Substance use and abuse: What you should know & what you should teach your kids

What are kids using these days and what can we as parents do about it?  Learn what products are marketed to underage drinkers, what synthetic drugs are appealing to teens, what signs may signal abuse, and what you can do to be a responsible model and monitor for your children. Although tweens and teens may not show it, parents profoundly shape the choices their children make about drugs.

All programs are free of charge and open to any and all parents and caregivers.  To learn more about our parent workshop series Tackling the Tough Stuff please visit our website www.westonyouthservices.org

 

What are they doing and why are they doing it?

Thursday February 11th

12-1:30 pm ***A light lunch will be served

Weston Public Library Community Room

 

Adolescents may struggle with shifting emotions, bodies, relationships, and often experiment with alcohol and other drugs as they try to figure out who they are and how they fit in.  Join Michelle Albright, Director of Youth Services and a licensed clinical psychologist, for a discussion about what kids are using and how to best educate them about the risks.  RSVP at www.westonyouthservices.org

 

Not my kid: What’s really happening with marijuana, binge drinking, and e-cigarettes

With special guest speaker John Douglas, MD, Director of the Outpatient Addiction Program, Silver Hill Hospital.

Tuesday February 23rd

10 – 11:30 am

Wilton Library – 137 Old Ridgefield Road

 

Youth and parent surveys show that youth are using substances at a higher rate than parents believe they are. A survey of Wilton middle and high school students shows high rates of binge drinking and marijuana use among upper-classmen. Learn more at an educational event sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Silver Hill Hospital, Positive Directions, and Wilton Library. Please register in advance at www.wiltonlibrary.org/events