Substance Use and Abuse Seminar for Parents of Teenagers 

Date(s) - 10/20/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multi-Purpose Room

Substance Use and Abuse Seminar for Parents of Teenagers 

Sunday October 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Family Life Center, sponsored by the ATLAS Team: Advocates for Those Living with Addiction Shame

Simply doing a Google search on alcohol and drug use among teenagers can bring forth some interesting statistics. Project Know did a survey and discovered the following results: 

  • Approximately 50% of teens have misused drugs (prescription or elicit) at least once in their lives. 
  • 23.6% of 12th grade students have reported using illicit drugs in the past year. 
  • 6.5% of 8th grade students have reported using marijuana in the last 30 days. 
  • 17.2% of High School students have reported drinking alcohol for the first time before they were 13 years old. 
  • 37.7% of High School seniors have reported being drunk in the last year. 
  • 17.2% of 12th graders have reported engaging in binge drinking (having 5 or more drinks in a short period of time) in the last two weeks. 

Don’t you wonder how many of the teens representing these statistics have developed an addiction? What kind of conversations can a parent have regarding substance use and abuse? What signs can be noted when addiction is prevalent? How can a parent help a child living in addiction?

Questions like these will be addressed by a panel of presenters during our seminar.  Our presenters will be Cristin Dunne, Union County Assistant District Attorney; Sheila Maitland, Therapist and Addiction Specialist; and the Scott Family who will share their personal story regarding addiction. 

Please plan on being a part of this informative and inspiring event! RSVP is not necessary. Please contact Rev. Ed Briggs for inquiries.