5W Wednesday – DRUGS 101: What Parents Want to Know

Our 5W Wednesday series highlights a variety of health care organizations, professionals and programs that keep our community healthy.

What is Drugs 101?
This program educates participants about the signs, symptoms and current trends of prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, marijuana and other drugs teens may encounter.

A highlight of this program is a mock teenager’s bedroom setup for participants to observe and attempt to identify paraphernalia. The program includes demonstrations to help initiate conversations with children and teens.

Who is the class for?
This program is for adults only. It is designed for parents, grandparents, care givers, teachers, coaches, principals, and any adult involved in the life of children.

Why should I attend this class?
Participants gain:

  • Facts about drug use
  • Knowledge about how drugs affect the body
  • Tools to identify drug us
  • Skills to engage children in conversation

When is Drugs 101?
This free class is held Tuesday April 5, from 6:30-8:30pm. Please arrive early to view the mock bedroom.

Interested, but unable to attend this session?
Go to st.joeshealth.org/classes and search for the event Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know for a list of other dates and locations.

Where is it?
Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know is held at The Corner Health Center, 47 N. Huron, Ypsilanti, MI.

More Information:
Online registration
is encouraged, though walk-ins are accepted.
Drugs 101 is sponsored by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Parents and Communities Together-Saline (PACTS).
Need more info? Call 734-398-7518.

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