On May 1, 2014 Carl Antisell will hold two assembly presentations to the students of Weston High School.
Carl Antisell is in long-term recovery, which for him means he has not used drugs or alcohol for over three years.
At a young age, Carl began using addictive substances as a way to relieve his ongoing anxiety and depression. His use quickly progressed and eventually spun out of control. In his recovery process, he has learned healthy, effective ways to handle his emotions as well as life’s ups and downs.
ADAP is also sponsoring a parent workshop with Carl Antisell at 7pm. Check back for more details.
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
ADAP’s representatives kick-off Red Ribbon Week on Oct 28 at 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.
The ADAP sponsored Evergreen Ball will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at St. Francis Church in Weston from 8:00 to 11:00 PM for all high school freshmen and sophomores residing in Weston.
You do not have to have an official date; groups are welcome.
In order to attend the Evergreen Dance, each student is expected to review the behavior guidelines in the Parent/Student contract linked below.
Evergreen letter 2013
Evergreen contract 2013
For additional information please feel free to contact :
Celia Meadow and Maria Dominici
2013 Evergreen Ball Co-Chairs
The Youth Leadership Council provides Weston students with a safe environment to discuss the challenges they face in high school. And to learn about the risks associated with substance abuse. In addition, YLC members may mentor younger students, become peer leaders, and help with ADAP’s awareness programs in the Weston schools and in the community
For more information please see the Invite Letter and YLC Application below:
2013 YLC Invite
2013 YLC Application
Weston Representatives serve breakfast before the Michael Fowlin Presentation May 2013
From the Weston Forum article by Rose Horowitz & Eilene Brostoff
Receiving a standing ovation from a rapt audience of high school students, Michael Fowlin, an actor and psychologist, told them that one of the most important lessons they can learn is go “beyond what you are supposed to do and do what you need to do.” Dr. Fowlin, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, used different voices at two pre-prom assemblies for high school students last week to ask students to think about their actions and to reach out to one another: smile and say hello to 10 people you don’t usually greet and welcome diversity, he said.
Click here for the full article: Weston Forum Fowlin Pre Prom Advice
Youth Leadership Council provides Weston students with a safe environment to discuss the challenge they face in high school. And to learn about the risks associated with substance abuse. In addition, YLC members may mentor younger students, become peer leaders, and help with ADAP’s awareness programs in the Weston schools and in the community.
YLC is comprised of 25-40 Weston students in 9–12th grades. Tim Walsh is the director and facilitator for the Youth Leadership Council. He was hand picked by John McGeehan who designed the program and has facilitated YLC since its inception. The group meets monthly-October through May-on the first Monday of the month from 7–9 PM in the Community Room at the Weston Public Library. Since we meet only once a month it is important that members attend each meeting.
The proposed meeting dates for 2012 – 2013: October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To download this year’s application click here: 2012 YLC Application and parent/student invite letter 2012 YLC Invite
Applications must be mailed and postmarked by September 25, 2012.
ADAP is excited to announce the placement of Tim Walsh as YLC’s new facilitator.
Tim Walsh is an addictions professional, educator and recovery coach with over twenty years experience specializing in working with young adults, adolescents and their families. Tim’s unique blend of personal recovery, addictions training, adventure-based counseling and program development experience make him a dynamic and well-rounded influence for change.
To read Tim’s full bio click here: Tim Walsh Bio
Weston ADAP YLC hand out bracelets for awareness during Red Ribbon Week.
Weston Sees Red Ribbons: The Weston Forum article by ADAP YLC member Brett Gurman
On Monday, Oct. 24, Weston will join with other communities across the country to celebrate the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program: Red Ribbon Week.
In celebration of this special week, high school Youth Leadership Conference members of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston will be handing out red bracelets at Weston High School on Monday, Oct. 24, to serve as a reminder about the risks associated with drugs and alcohol.
Local merchants want our local youth to be aware of these risks. Students wearing the red bracelets will be eligible to receive discounts on lunches at Peter’s Market and the Lunch Box in Weston Center.
Red Ribbon Week began in 1985, when Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, then an 11-year veteran of the DEA, was in Guadalajara, Mexico, investigating the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. Just before he was able to unlock a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline, Mr. Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the same people he was tracking.
His brutal death raised the awareness of many Americans to the multifaceted danger presented by drugs, and to the international scope of the drug trade.
Following Mr. Camarena’s death, his friends and colleagues encouraged local youth to honor Agent Camarena by wearing red ribbons during the last week of October as a symbol of their commitment.
Weston has celebrated Red Ribbon Week ever since its inception.