High and Lows, community session on substance use, to be held April 25, 7:00 p.m., at Newton South

Teens and parents/guardians are invited to a non-judgmental conversation about the risks and realities of alcohol and other drug use on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Newton South cafeteria. This event will be facilitated by FCD Prevention Works, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; Newton South and North's prevention/intervention social workers, Brian DeLeskey and Ali Malkin; Newton's DPH commissioner Deborah Youngblood;and other members of PATH (Prevention, Intervention, Awareness, & Hope), Mayor Warren's opioid task force. During the evening, adults and teens will have separate discussions in a safe and atmosphere.

On Tuesday, April 4, Newton City Hall and Newton North Newton North will be offering an on-campus presentation by FCD Prevention Works. The event, promoting alcohol and other drug awareness and prevention for NNHS students, will include two speakers who will share their stories of addiction and their road to recovery. They will discuss how to recognize when substances become a problem. This presentation will take place during blocks C2 and F2; teachers may elect to take their classes. Thank you to the City of Newton for sponsoring this event.