Before you leave for vacation, or settle in for stay-cation, please mark your calendars for March 31: The Power of Prevention: Success Stories and Strategies for Healthy Teen Years. The event is hosted by the RAM Council, an organization built around New Canaan students who lead substance-free lives.
I’ll be speaking on a diverse panel (see flyer below). We’ll each address substance abuse through a different lens. I will share my story of watching a loved one struggle through addiction and recovery. Several other panelists have personal stories to share as well.
RAM Council president, Joyce Sixsmith, said the goal is to make the threat and pain of addiction real: “…if we recounted stories that brought to life how heroin has affected families it could make a difference.”
You can read more about RAM and Power of Prevention in this New Canaanite article.
There are no reservations or tickets required. I hope to see many of you there—with teens in tow. See the flyer below for more information.
P.S. If anyone doubts the need for this talk…see links below:
Heroin Has Killed Six Young People from New Canaan – New Canaanite
Heroin Use Becoming An Epidemic in Fairfield Community – Norwalk Daily Voice
Heroin Killing Connecticut Residents at an Alarming Rate – New Canaan Patch
Pair Arrested for Heroin Possession in New Canaan – Eyewitness News
New Canaan Police Have New Tool for Fighting Heroin Overdoses – New Canaan News
Heroin Epidemic Increasingly Seeps into Public View – New York Times