Posted: Feb 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM [Feb 4, 2012]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two part program that will be presented on Tuesday February 7, 2012 (part one) and Tuesday February 14, 2012 (part two) from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Part 1 provides information on the development of a substance abuse problem and describes how to recognize when a young person may be involved with alcohol or other drugs. Part 2 provides information on how to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected or recognized. The series repeats on the first (part one) and second (part two) Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June each year.
The February programs will be presented by Brian Spitsbergen MA, LLPC, CAADC; Director, Community Intervention and Treatment (CITx,) Growth Works, Inc. The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, St. Joe’s Greenbrook Recovery Center, and the Livingston and Washtenaw Coordinated School Health Program Regional Team. The programs are presented in Classroom EC4 (second floor) at the St. Joe's Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. The program is free and open to all - it is targeted primarily to parents/guardians/caretakers of teens, but teens, other family members, people who work with teens and families, parents of substance-involved adults, and anyone interested for any reason are all welcome to come! Registration is not required.
Early identification and intervention with substance-involved young people can be critical for preventing serious, sometimes irreversible consequences. For more information, please see http://www.teensusingdrugs.org or phone 734-973-7892.