LEARN how to deal with Freedom from Chemical Dependency with your kids
Posted 15/09/2016 12:10

Freedom from Chemical Dependency


When: Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00pm

Where: MDA at the ISH

ISH is pleased to host an evening with an experienced FCD prevention specialist, Eduardo Torres, who is able to support and guide parents on topics such as:

  • Effective ways to communicate with your child about drugs and drug use
  • Up-to-date facts about current drug use and trends
  • What to say about your own experiences with alcohol and/or drug experimentation
  • How to spot early warning signs of trouble and effective ways to respond.

This evening event presents an ideal opportunity for discussing alcohol and other drug-related issues with your children.

Parental involvement is crucial to our efforts to reduce the risks teenagers face.

We want our students to hear from both school and home that we are concerned about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by adolescents, and that we are committed to keeping our children safe.

Please feel free to contact the Health Officers or the Counseling and Learning Support Staff with questions or concerns.

FCD (Freedom from Chemical Dependency) is a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education for schools, using skilled and experienced specialists, who have achieved long-term recovery from alcohol or other drug addictions. Since 1976, they have taught over a million students of all ages.

From Monday, September 19th to Friday, September 23rd, 2016 an FCD prevention specialist will be leading discussions, assemblies, and drop-in chats for students and staff at the ISH.

Amongst other topics, the sessions will focus on:

- Avoidance of alcohol and other illegal or illicit drugs during the growing years.

- Empowering young people to make responsible choices regarding alcohol or drug use.

- Recognition of early warning signs of substance abuse, and effective intervention.

- The physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs.

- Awareness of drug addiction, including alcoholism, as a progressive, chronic, and often fatal disease.

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