Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lacking substance: Forum exposes teens to the risks of drug abuse

Bristol Press, March 31, 2016

"Many of the teens said at the substance abuse forum Thursday evening, they’d heard it all before: Don’t do drugs. Drugs and alcohol can kill. Tobacco is bad for you.

'I’m just here,' shrugged Nicholas Dumond, 15, of Bristol. 'I guess it’s the experience. They’re saying not to do drugs or alcohol.'

Although many of the kids said no new information was being presented, they stayed. At times, they clearly listened to the stories. They sometimes responded." Read more

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