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CHANGE the SCRIPT

LET’S CHANGE THE SCRIPT. We all know that drugs such as opioids are destroying people’s lives. Change the Script aims to connect people who are affected by the crisis: healthcare professionals, treatment professionals, friends and family, and the public. By providing resources, Change the Script, will help rewrite the story about how we deal with this issue. […]

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

Marijuana and Drug Use is Up Among Weston’s Teens

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 […]

S-U-M-M-E-R Tips from Positive Directions

Positive Directions would like to remind parents that summer vacation means many teens are looking forward to more free time and less responsibility. For precisely this reason, the summer months can present new challenges for parents.Here’s a list of simple things parents can say and do to help their kids stay alcohol and drug free. […]

The Power of Parents: Positive Directions Provides some Great Information

Did you know… Parents who had clear discussions with their children around the risks of underage drinking before the age of 10, had children who were less likely to initiate alcohol use early. Children who drink before the age of 15 are 4 times more likely to develop a lifelong dependency on alcohol. It is […]

Detective Carl Filsinger Answers Questions on Underage Drinking

Detective Carl Filsinger, Weston Police Department moderates Weston’s eWatch Yahoo Group: Q. Can parents legally buy a drink for their own under 18 child in a restaurant? Offer a glass of wine at home? And what about a child who is 18, but not 21 yet? A restaurant cannot serve anyone under the age of […]

New York Times: Drinking, Driving and Paying

Excellent essay on Drinking & Driving: Drinking, Driving and Paying By DAVID UPDIKE Published: December 3, 2010 The consequences and calculations of being over the legal limit. Here’s what can happen: You attend a small dinner party at your brothers house with your 80-year-old mother, your visiting 74-year-old second cousin from Holland and assorted other […]

In The News: Caffeine Alcohol Drinks Unsafe

We are sharing the latest news on caffeinated alcoholic beverages Click on this link for a recent article from CNN: CAFFEINE ALCOHOL DRINKS UNSAFE Please follow and like us:

Prom Night Safety Tips for Parents and Teens

A message from Weston Detective Carl Filsinger Prom Night Safety Tips For Parents Know and discuss the School code of conduct before the prom with your child. Does the school code of conduct extend to off-site functions that have been approved by the school? Know who your child is attending the prom with and discuss […]

  • What’s Happening ADAP

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    YWC Parent Meeting and YWC Middle School Changes-see below

    NARCAN TRAINING
    March 11, 2019 7pm
    Weston Town Hall Annex
    To signup please visit:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-narcan-training-tickets-56153001138

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    ADAP YWC MEETING DATES
    (First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library)
    Grades 7 & 8 Meeting time 5:30pm-6:30pm
    Grades 9-12 Meeting Time 7pm-9pm

    2018/2019 Meeting Dates: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6, June 3 (possible make-up or end of year party depending on school calendar). Meetings will be held in the  Community Room at the Weston Public Library.

     

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