Two Important Events Addressing Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention, April 7 & 25

On April 7, City Hall and Newton South will be offering an event sponsored by FCD Prevention Works, a branch of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  The event aims to promote drug and alcohol awareness and prevention among South students.  It will include two speakers who will share their stories of addiction and recovery, and will include information on how to recognize when substances become a problem.  The event will take place during the school day and is open to all South students, though junior and senior classes are particularly encouraged to attend.  For more information about this event, please read this letter from Health and Human Services Commissioner Deborah Youngblood.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Brian Deleskey, Newton South’s Prevention/Intervention Counselor at brian_deleskey@newton.k12 ma.us.

On April 25, please attend Highs and Lows: Teens and Adults Talking about Drugs, Alcohol and More, an evening of judgement free conversation among teens and adults  about the risks and realities of drug and alcohol use. All Newton families – parents and teens at North and South and anywhere else – are welcome in the Newton South cafeteria from 7 to 9 p.m. This facilitated event is sure to open your eyes and give you the words to face those unexpected realities when they appear in your life. Visit the www.newtonma.gov/newtonpath for more information.