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Drug Forum To Educate About Substance Abuse Risks
Waukesha County Drug Free Communities (DFC), in partnership with La Casa de Esperanza, Inc., will be hosting two community forums, one in English and the other in Spanish, for parents and teens on the consequences of substance abuse among Waukesha County youth. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 90% of all addictions start in the teen years.
The first forum, presented in English, will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Waukesha West High School Auditorium. The second forum, presented in Spanish, will take place on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Waukesha South High School Auditorium. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and free childcare is available on site.
The events will feature a panel including a Waukesha County court representative, a parent, a student and a substance abuse professional. Panelists will share insights on alcohol and drug use and provide information on what you can do to help solve this local problem.
The DFC program is a federal effort to reduce youth substance use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The coalition represents a number of partnering agencies including schools, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, media, parents, youth, state and local agencies and civic and volunteer groups. For more information on the coalition visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/dfc.
More About Waukesha West High School
Located on the far southwest side of the Waukesha School District, Waukesha West High School is the newest high school in the district. The school is known for its high academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The school's varsity football team is the reigning WIAA Division 1 champion and its Academic Decathlon squad has won state nine years in a row and places in the top three at the national competition annually.