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Drugs: True Stories (Registration required)

  • Natick Community-Senior Center 117 East Central Street Natick, MA, 01760 United States (map)

Is your child “above the influence?” 

Would you know if your child wasn’t?

Join us for “Drugs: True Stories”--

An interactive discussion for middle schoolers and their parents


Joel’s parents were in complete denial.  “Drugs: True Stories” features 18-year-old Joel and his compelling story of misuse of prescription painkillers. A reminder of how addiction can occur in any family, his parents and younger sister describe their denial, how addiction affected the entire family and Joel’s path to recovery.

Also featured is Trevor, 18, who shares his story of successfully avoiding substance use and provides tips for young people who want to reduce their risk of becoming addicted to substances.

Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Natick Community-Senior Center

This workshop is for students in grades 6-8* and their parents and caregivers and will focus on:

1) how to recognize substance use in a young person;

2) how to respond; and

3) tips for staying drug and alcohol free.

*Parents, please note that "Drugs: True Stories" is designed for use in grades 5 and up butincludes discussion of risky decisions that some young people make, such as underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse.


“Drugs: True Stories helps young people and parents understand the dangers associated with the misuse of drugs. The stories illuminate issues that are essential for everyone to understand: there are real risks and hazards associated with using drugs; these drugs can adversely affect the brain; and, that it is possible to prevent drug misuse,” 

-Dr. Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., Director, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School