National Epidemic: The Medicine Abuse Project webinar: Ninety percent of addictions begin during teenage years. Twenty-five percent of teens report having misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime; that’s roughly 5,000,000 teens, or almost twice the population of Chicago! One in four teens believes prescription drugs can be used as a study aid. Nearly one-third of parents believe ADHD medication can improve a child’s academic or testing performance, even if the teen does not have ADHD.
Tell us: are Molly and medicine abuse problems locally?
Parents: talk to your kids!
Parent Sessions are Tuesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Y, 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Co-sponsored by the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta, they’re free!
Sept. 17: Communicating with Teens w/ Pam Erdman, LMFT
Sept. 24: Risky Behavior w/ Erdman
Oct. 1: Your Child’s Moods w/Paul Royer, LCSW
Oct. 8: Current Trends w/Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen
Oct. 15: Prescription Drugs: Myths and Realities w/Lisa Vartanian, PhD, MFT
Oct. 22: School Performance/Motivation w/Royer
Oct. 29: Helping Your Teen Find Balance w/panel of experts
Nov. 5: Nutrition w/Lilit Aladadyan, MPH, Glendale Healthy Kids
Nov. 12: Internet & Social Media w/Royer
Nov. 19: Conflict Resolution w/Erdman
Concert Under the Stars is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of La Crescenta. Free admission! Brazilian Jazz! Food trucks! This is a wonderful way to support the church and our organization. Bring lots of people!
CV Youth Alliance is forming on Monday, Sept. 16 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in our office, 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D. Enter Palms Plaza driveway. We need to hear from high school students. Food! Community service hours! RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strategic Partners Meeting is Friday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Council Rooms. Speakers are Captain Song, L.A. Sheriff’s CV Station, and Supervising Agent Wood, CA Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Glendale PD Detective Zakarian, CVDAPC board president. RSVP email@example.com.
Suzy Jacobs is the executive director of the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.