Friday, April 3, 2015

Council Seeks Ways To Tackle New Milford's Youth Drug Issues

The Danbury News Times, April 2, 2015

"Members of the New Milford Substance Abuse Council hope an upcoming presentation by former Boston Celtics basketball player Chris Herren will get the town talking.

Herren played for the Celtics until his career ended quickly due to a heroin addiction. Herren will speak at New Milford High School on May 19 about his addiction and recovery.

The substance abuse council, led by two members of the New Milford Youth Agency, Stacey Kabasakalian and Laura Cleary, feels there is a lack of town-wide support for dealing with the issue.

The council hopes Herren's message will reach his young audience and also open a community-wide discussion about substance abuse. A community forum is tentatively planned for early June to give parents and youths an opportunity to respond to Herren's presentation, addressing issues and questions raised by his discussion." Read More.

Visit The Governor's Prevention Partnership website here for resources and information on how to prevent youth substance abuse.

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