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Substance Use and Adolescents | Recognize the Signs
Substance Use and Adolescents | Recognize the Signs
Columbia Borough School District
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

How Parents Can Recognize the Signs of Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol Abuse

Do you know how to detect if your child is using tobacco, vapes, or worse drugs or alcohol? We can help. Visit the Lancaster session on October 7th from 6:30-8:00 PM @ The Conference and Training Center at IU13, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster. See attached for more info.

According to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey 2017 (PAYS)*, Pennsylvania students reported higher use during their

lifetime than the national rates for the following:

• Alcohol use: PA 8th graders - 9.9% higher, 10th graders - 10.8% higher, and 12th graders - 7.7% higher than nationally

• Cigarette use: PA 12th graders - 29.0% vs. 26.6% nationally

• Smokeless tobacco use: PA 12th graders - 15.9% vs. 11.0% nationally

• Narcotic prescription drug use: PA 12th graders - 8.8% vs. 6.8% nationally

About the Session:

This FREE parent program will focus on aspects related to adolescent use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Some of

the topics to be discussed include:

• Physical and behavioral symptoms of substance use

• Concealment of substances and paraphernalia

• Packaging of substances

• Prescription medication safety

• Slang terminology

• Where to go for help

• Current trends

Two Opportunities to Attend:

Lancaster session: Presented by Caron Treatment Centers

• October 7, 2019: 6:30-8:00 PM @ The Conference and Training Center at IU13, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster

Lebanon session: Presented by Compass Mark

• October 14, 2019: 6:30-8:00 PM @ IU13 Lebanon County Offices, One Cumberland Street, Lebanon

Who should attend?

Lancaster and Lebanon county parents and guardians. (Attendees must be over 18.)

According to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey 2017 (PAYS)*, Pennsylvania students reported higher use during their

lifetime than the national rates for the following:

• Alcohol use: PA 8th graders - 9.9% higher, 10th graders - 10.8% higher, and 12th graders - 7.7% higher than nationally

• Cigarette use: PA 12th graders - 29.0% vs. 26.6% nationally

• Smokeless tobacco use: PA 12th graders - 15.9% vs. 11.0% nationally

• Narcotic prescription drug use: PA 12th graders - 8.8% vs. 6.8% nationally

*https://www.pccd.pa.gov/Juveni... (p. ES-3)

How to register:

Register at www.iu13.org/TeenSubstanceUse

Contact Information

Susan Billy

Manager of Behavioral Health Support Services

717-606-1622

susan_billy@iu13.org