Forum at GMUHS to address substance abuse among kids

Green Mountain Union High School and the Collaborative, a local substance abuse prevention nonprofit, are hosting an open forum with Michael Nerney, a nationally renowned expert on substance abuse education and prevention, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Michael Nerney

Michael Nerney

The event will take place at Green Mountain Union High, 716 VT Rt 103 S.

Nerney will speak on the current trends in adolescent substance abuse, high risk behaviors and advances in adolescent brain research, putting new information into a framework that makes sense.

Parents and community members are invited to share in this educational evening to learn about the scope of the local, statewide and national substance abuse problem; explore the underlying reasons for the increase in substance abuse among teens; discuss new drug trends and concurrent high risk behaviors; and explore possible prevention strategies.

This presentation has been made possible through The Collaborative’s grant from the Vermont Agency of Education. Visit or call 802-824-4200 for more information.

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