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February 3rd - Parent University: Prevention of Teenage Substance Use & Abuse

posted Jan 25, 2016, 11:56 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 10:42 AM ]
Sponsored by Greely PTO & Foundation 51

Prevention of Teenage 
Substance Use & Abuse
by Beth Andrews LCSW, LADC

Wednesday, February 36 - 8 pm 
Prince Memorial Library

Early use of drugs and/or alcohol by teenagers increases their chances of developing a pattern of substance abuse or addiction.  As such, a prevention of early drug and/or alcohol use is a key factor in the prevention of substance abuse.  This lecture will educate parents as to the indications of early alcohol and/or drug use and what actions parents can take to reduce the risk of alcohol and/or drug use.

Beth Andrews LCSW and LADC, will present and lead a discussion for 1 to 1.5 hours, followed by time for questions and answers.

About Our Presenter:  Beth Andrews, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, is currently in private practice in Yarmouth, Maine.  She works with teens and adults on a variety of issues, including substance abuse (those who have identified their substance use as a problem and would like to find a healthier way to live, as well as those affected by that use), depression, anxiety and relationship issues.  Beth grew up in Maine and attended undergraduate at Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating in 1987.  She completed New York University’s School of Social Work in 1996, and has been involved in the treatment and prevention of addictions since that time.  She has trained and worked in this field in New York, Connecticut, Georgia and Maine.  Helping to reduce underage substance use is a passion.  She is involved in many area initiatives designed to reduce underage substance use in our local communities, most often in conjunction with Casco Bay CAN.

Please join our community for this Parent University event.  Save a seat by registering at:  http://parentuniversity-substanceabuse.eventbrite.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this or other events, go to greelypto.org or email Tara Sasseville (tarasass1@gmail.com) or Beth Kubik (beth.kubik@gmail.com).