NEWTON, N.J – Join other adults and caregivers for a community awareness event to address the rural drug epidemic impacting towns throughout Sussex County and beyond at Newton High School (44 Ryerson Avenue, Newton, NJ), Thursday, October 9th from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. “Steered Straight” will bring together experts in the field of addiction and prevention to discuss the realities surrounding the issue and how we can all work together to fight it. Admission is free.
Sponsored by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties, the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Center for Prevention & Counseling, and presented in cooperation with the Town of Newton, the event’s organizers are extending an invitation to parents, concerned community members and students in 7th grade and up to learn and share experiences related to drug and alcohol abuse.
“Teens can’t be scared straight, but they can be steered straight,” noted Kerry Deckert, Newton’s Recreation Supervisor & Action Alliance Coordinator. “It seems that stories about overdoses and crimes committed by addicted youths from our community have unfortunately become a daily reality, and we hope this event will help individuals and families deal with alcohol and drug-related problems.”
If you are interested in attending, participants are encouraged to RSVP by Tuesday, October 7th at www.Eventbright.com, or call Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties at 973-940-3194. For more information, visit www.familypartnersms.org.