Attention all 9th and 10th Graders:
Jennifer Socha and Kristana Esslinger
Attention all 9th and 10th Graders:
ADAP YLC PARENT MEETING:
November 7, 2016 6pm Weston Town Hall
ADAP YLC meets:
(First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library from 7-9PM):
Meeting dates are:
Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, June 5 (possible make-up or end of year party depending on school calendar).
The one thing I loved more than doing drugs or getting high was creating music, music legend Nile Rodgers tells 800 students at Weston High School in CT.
Check out the full article (April 22, 2016) Weston Forum:
TheWestonForum/ADAP Presents Nile Rodgers to Weston High School
Student representatives held a kick-off celebration of Red Ribbon Week at Weston High school as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. 2015 Red Ribbon week is Oct 23-31.
Alex Brostoff and Alex Sydney received ADAPS’s Leadership Award in May 2015 at Weston High School’s Senior Award Assembly
The recipients of the ADAP Leadership Award were recognized as leaders of ADAP’s peer education program, the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), for their work as student members of the ADAP Board, and for their contribution to ADAP’s awareness and education programs.
Save the date on March 18, 2015 to see HAZE, a powerful documentary, at the Weston Public Library at 7 pm.
Afterwards, join Michelle Albright, PhD, Director of Weston Youth Services. Michelle will facilitate a discussion after the film.
This program is a must see for ALL parents and their children who are Juniors and Seniors.
What’s it about: In September, 2004, pledge Gordie Bailey died from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation. HAZE, which has been shown in hundreds of high schools, tells Gordies story and connects the dots between college drinking and hazing.
This film has been purchased by ADAP from money raised from its spring fundraiser, “Rides for Lives,” which was sponsored by ADAP, Safe Rides and WHS Student Government.
ADAP, Weston Youth Services, WHS PTO, and the Weston Public Library are co-sponsoring the event.
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston kicked off Red Ribbon Week on October 27 to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. ADAP youth group members greeted fellow students and provided breakfast. They also handed out red bracelets saying, Love Yourself, Be Drug Free.
As reported in The Weston Forum (March 2014) alcohol and marijuana use has risen among Weston teens, while cigarette and other illicit drug use has decreased.
The survey was sponsored by Positive Directions The Center for Prevention & Recovery, the Weston school board, Weston public schools, Weston Department of Youth Services, and the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston. Its content was derived from the Connecticut Governors Prevention Initiative for Youth.
The surveys purpose was to learn about attitudes, behaviors, and the prevalence of the use of substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and prescription and illicit drugs.
For more detailed information please visit the article at The Weston Forum:
Letter to the Editor. April 7
With a recent survey showing increased use of marijuana and alcohol among older teens in Weston, we want parents to know about an important resource available to help students cope with peer pressure and other issues, including drug and alcohol use. Westons Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program runs a youth group, in which students in grades 9 through 12 meet once a month with a trained youth coordinator.
Here’s what one parent had to say about it in a note to the ADAP board: By involving teens seriously in difficult discussions, ADAP’s able to cut through a lot of the cynicism and mistrust kids often have for the advice adults give them, said Francis Phillips, whose daughter is a member of Westons Youth Leadership Council, ADAPs youth group.
Andrew Katz, who is now a college freshman and a former co-president of ADAP, wrote this about his experience: Exchanging viewpoints with the group has strongly impacted the choices I have made in the pressure-filled world that is high school. We are not an abstinence group; however, we do promote healthy choices.
for the full letter please visit: Letter-to-the-Editor.ADAP
A Personal Journey Parent Workshop with Motivational Speaker about Drug Use and Recovery at Weston High School on May 1st
Parents of middle school and high school students will have the opportunity, Thursday, May 1, to hear Carl Antisell, a motivational speaker who is in long-term recovery from substance abuse, speak at a workshop. The workshop will be held at the Weston High School auditorium at 7 pm.
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program of Weston, which sponsors a pre-Prom speaker each spring, is also offering a workshop for parents with the same motivational speaker who addresses the districts high school students during the day.
The workshop provides, teachers, and school personnel the chance to meet and listen to Mr. Antisell, who will have talked about his journey to recovery to high school students at two morning assemblies on May 1. Parents attending the evening workshop will also be able to direct any concerns about drug and alcohol use to Michelle Albright, Ph.D., who is director of Weston Youth Services. She will moderate the event, which will also offer refreshments.
Carl Antisell began using addictive substances at an early age to help him relieve anxiety and depression. When his use spun out of control, he started the recovery process and has not used drugs or alcohol for more than three years. In addition to educating young people and their families about mental illness, Mr. Antisell is an advocate for more openness about mental health, particularly the challenges and stigma facing youths in recovery. In his own recovery process, he learned healthy, effective ways to handle his emotions as well as lifes ups and down.
A 2013 survey of Weston students by Positive Directions showed increased use of marijuana and alcohol among older teens in Weston. The link to ADAPs website is: www.westonadap.org.
For more information on Carl please visit http://mindingyourmind.org/who-we-are/leadership/speakers/carl-antisell/
To hear Carl’s story please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R849QmbrzxI&feature=youtu.be
Student representatives held a kick-off celebration of Red Ribbon Week at Weston High school as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.