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Tuesday, April 16 @7PM

The One Choice 5: What Parents and Caring Adults Need to Know About Youth Substance Use Prevention


Caroline DuPont, M.D., 
Vice President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine

Nancy Pasquale

Coalition Coordinator & Youth Coalition Advisor, RyeACT

IBH Prevention Consultant, One Choice Prevention

Debbie Berndt

Director, Substance Free Athletics

Host, SAMHSA’s Talk. They Hear You! Campaign podcast

Spring is here, and for many it  marks the start of the hectic, and often stressful, countdown to the end of the school year and all that comes with it for youth and families. Homework, tests, and final exams. Proms, Graduations, and end-of year “moving up” ceremonies. And gearing up for periods of transition: from Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High School, and the transition to work, college, and beyond for HS grads. While these times can be exciting and joyous, they are also frequently times of increased stress and anxiety, and are often associated with increased substance use for young people. This is an ideal time for parents and caring adults to make a renewed commitment to having those important prevention conversations with the youth in their lives, but many don’t know where to start.

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