Nashua to combat substance abuse with knowledge at forum
“Unfortunately, hardly a day goes by when we are not reading or hearing about the drug epidemic facing our community,” Monica Gallant, coordinator of the Nashua Prevention Coalition, said in a statement.
Wednesday’s event is designed to help parents, grandparents and community members understand how to prevent underage drinking and youth prescription drug misuse, while also learning how to hold critical conversations that help children to make healthy choices and deal with peer pressure.
A question and answer panel will take place, along with information from a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, a parent advocate, school resource officer and keynote speaker Andrew Watt, an emergency department doctor.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, 44 percent of high school students in New Hampshire reported using marijuana at least once, while 38 percent of high school students admit to having at least one drink of alcohol in the past month.
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