Church Gives ‘Drugs 101′ Class For Parents

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

Church Gives ‘Drugs 101′ Class For Parents

We all hear about programs like DARE, aimed at prevention of substance abuse.  But this church takes a different approach on fighting the problem of substance abuse in our young people.  

They plan to educate the parents about the signs and symptoms of drug abuse.  They set up a mock bedroom of a young person, chock full of signs of drug use.  Educating parents to look for signs could help more kids get treatment before the problem spirals out of control.  

Personally, I think education is the key to reducing substance abuse, especially among young people.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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