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Parents invited to Jan. 31 drug, alcohol use presentation

Several opioid-based medications sit in a box April 20, 2018 in Gardner, Ill.
Several opioid-based medications sit in a box April 20, 2018 in Gardner, Ill.

Parents, grandparents and staff are invited to attend a presentation about “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use.

The presentation will include “Wake-Up Call,” a life-size exhibit of a teenager’s bedroom with more than 20 of the “red flags.” The bedroom is used to identify spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use.

The goal of the presentation is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of young people so they know what seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance abuse.

Participants also will receive a comprehensive resource handbook. This presentation is for adults older than 21 only.

The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. Dinner will be provided from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and a resource fair will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free childcare also will be available.

Those interested in attending can register online on an Everbrite event. For questions about the events, contact Patty Sewing at 815-774-1676, Naurice Moffett at 815-727-6931 or Sandi Lybert at 262-354-8344.

The presentation is provided by Your Choice to Live, Inc., a nonprofit committed to alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and support. Will County Executive Larry Walsh, the Will County Substance Abuse Coalition and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow are all sponsors.

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