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St. Charles School District to present substance abuse prevention program

Will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in the Haines Building gymnasium

To provide parents with information about how to keep their children substance free, the District 303 Parent University Committee will host the substance abuse educational program Wake Up Call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in the Haines Building gymnasium.
To provide parents with information about how to keep their children substance free, the District 303 Parent University Committee will host the substance abuse educational program Wake Up Call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in the Haines Building gymnasium.

ST. CHARLES – To provide parents with information about how to keep their children substance free, the District 303 Parent University Committee will host the substance abuse educational program Wake Up Call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 in the Haines Building gymnasium.

A resource fair will take place prior to the event from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The Wake Up Call presentation provides practical information on current drug trends, a walk-through of a teens' bedroom with more than 50 red flags that could indicate substance abuse, as well as proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free.

According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. According to the Surgeon General's health advisory, about one third of middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes used them as a delivery device for marijuana.

The presenters combine their personal stories and experience working with students and families, along with sharing things they wish they would have known into an engaging, real and unique presentation. Those who attend will also receive a Wake Up Call Handbook, a 30+ page comprehensive resource guide with current drugs trends, signs of abuse, hiding places and relevant paraphernalia, parenting tips and resources all in one place.

This event is for adults 21 years of age and older. For more information or to register for this free event, go to wakeupcallstcharles.eventbrite.com. Registration is not required but suggested for planning purposes.

This educational opportunity is made possible through the collaborative efforts of St. Charles Community Unit School District 303, Rosecrance and Your Choice to Live, Inc.

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