RIDES FOR LIVES

PROM 2016 TRANSPORTATION
Rides for Lives: Save money and donate to a good cause

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BUT we still have room for a couple of small groups (up to 20 students) .

For more details please email Sitta at sharris@coleharris.com.

PAY BY USING THE “DONATE” BUTTON ON RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SITE

Prom 2016 is approaching. We know arranging transportation can get very expensive and complicated, so we are pleased to share with you Rides for Lives!

Prices:
20-30 people per bus: $35/person
30 or more per bus: $25/person
(groups of less than 20 will be combined)
*Private buses available for flat fee of $1k (accommodates 46 passengers)

ADAP of Weston will book a bus for your prom group. You will be picked up & dropped off at Weston High School (6:30pm – approx. 11:30pm)

Don’t forget your Parent Consent Form:     Rides for Lives Parent Consent Form

Any questions? Email:: sharris@coleharris.com

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Opiod Legislation Passes House

HB 5053- AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO OVERDOSE REVERSAL DRUGS has passed the House unanimously.  The final amendment, which became the bill, included provisions from several other previous proposals.

Among other items the bill: (1) requires every first responder to have opioid antagonists pursuant to the local EMS plan; (2) requires insurance plans to cover opiod antagonist prescriptions; (3) requires more real time information for the prescription drug monitoring plan including allowing physicians to designate an employee to use; (4) expands the scope of work of the Alcohol & Drug Policy Council; (5) limits prescriptions for opioids to 7 days for minors and adults unless their is an acute medical condition; and (6) requires the Public Health Committee to convene a working group to study whether it is a best practice for prescribing practitioners to limit prescriptions to not more than a three-day supply of opioid drugs for the purpose of treating a minor patient’s acute medical condition.
There was significant concern raised about parental oversight and the fact that under Section 7 a parent only needs to be notified of an opiod prescription to a minor  “if the custodial parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor if such parent, guardian or other person is present at the time of issuance.”  This was a compromise effort that Rep. Willis (the original minor bill sponsor) and others agreed to pushing forth.

Click here for Governor Malloy’s Press Release: 04-2016/Gov__Malloy_and_Lt__Gov__Wyman_Applaud_House_Passage_of_Opioid_Legislation/

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ADAP Presents Nile Rodgers to Weston High School Students

“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.
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Check out the full article (April 22, 2016) Weston Forum:
TheWestonForum/ADAP Presents Nile Rodgers to Weston High School

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ADAP Evergreen Ball December 5, 2015

Evergreen Ball, to be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Francis Church, Weston from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. All high school freshmen and sophomores residing in Weston are encouraged to attend.

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 on the Parent/Student contract (see below).  Parents and students are required to complete and sign this contract and mail it, along with a non-refundable contribution of $45 per attendee to ADAP of Weston, PO Box 1241, Weston, CT 06883.

All contracts and checks must be received by December 1, 2015.
Due to space limitations, only 200 students may attend, on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the date of the postmark.

We will send you confirmation by email. There will be no tickets issued.

For additional information please feel free to contact :
Lisa Blank and Cathy Burkard
2015 Evergreen Ball Co-Chairs
Westonevergreen2015@gmail.com

 

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ADAP Sponsors Red Ribbon Week 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.  2015 Red Ribbon week is Oct 23-31.

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ADAP YLC (2015-2016) INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE

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.

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.

There will be a parents’ meeting on November 2. Tim Walsh will present the program and expectations. Even parents who attended this meeting last year are asked to attend this year. The meeting will be in the Community Room of the Library at 6pm (right before the YLC meeting).

 Space in the YLC program is limited and acceptance is on a first come basis.

To become a YLC member, please download and submit the application plus a $75 membership fee (check made out to ADAP of Weston).  Further details in the application and invitation letter below.

2015 YLC Invite

2015 YLC Application

Interested students can join the ADAP YLC 2015-2016 facebook group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/874961005920718/

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ADAP Senior Leadership Awards

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.

ADAP YLC SENIOR AWARDS

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Do You Have Children Going To College? Save the Date March 18 for HAZE and discussion with Michelle Albright, PhD, Director of Weston Youth Services

hazeSave 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 Gordie’s 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.

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ADAP Raises Awareness about Alcohol and Drug Abuse during Red Ribbon Week

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.”

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ADAP EVERGREEN BALL WILL BE DECEMBER 6TH

The ADAP sponsored Evergreen Ball will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 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 on the Parent/Student contract (see below).  Parents and students are required to complete and sign this contract and mail it, along with a non-refundable contribution of $45 per attendee to ADAP of Weston, PO Box 1241, Weston, CT 06883.

All contracts and checks must be received by December 1, 2014.
Due to space limitations, only 200 students may attend, on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the date of the postmark.

We will send you confirmation by email. There will be no tickets issued.

For additional information please feel free to contact :

Celia Meadow and Maria Dominici
2014 Evergreen Ball Co-Chairs
Westonevergreen2014@gmail.com

Evergreen Letter 2014

Evergreen Contract

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  • ADAP YLC Meetings for 2015-2016

    ADAP YLC meets (First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library from 7-9PM):

    The meeting dates for 2015-2016 are October 5, November 2 (parent meeting @6pm) , December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6 (make-up or end of year party as calendar permits)