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Hands-On Substance Abuse Program Hosted for Parents called "Drugs 101 - What Parents Want to Know"
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Sponsored by the Livonia Save Our Youth Task Force, educators from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will host a program called “Drugs 101 – What Parents Want to Know”, on February 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This program is free and will educate parents about the various forms of drugs and the peer pressures facing students to use them. The program is for adults only and will be held at Churchill High School, located at 8900 Newburgh Road, Livonia, in the Black Box Theatre.

At 6:30 p.m., parents will enter a mock bedroom of a teenager, which will be set up to resemble a teenage drug user’s room. Parents are asked to identify drug and alcohol related paraphernalia that have been placed within the room.

Throughout the presentation, more than 70 trendy drug and alcohol indicators will be unveiled to show how some adolescents hide drug and alcohol use from their parents.

Signs, symptoms and current trends of alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, tobacco and several other drugs will be presented. The program will include demonstrations to help parents initiate conversations with their child and to show parents ways they can help their child overcome peer pressure.

The goal of this program is to empower parents with the knowledge they need to spot warning signs of drug abuse in time to prevent it.

Parents and guardians in the Livonia and surrounding areas can register for this program by calling 734-398-7518, or online at (click on classes & events).

Any group interested in hosting a “Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know” program for the parents of their school, district or community, can call 734-398-7518 or e-mail