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BOU to host “Talking With Your Teen: Clearing the Fog”on Nov. 15

Filed in Archive by on November 2, 2018

Talking With Your Teen: Clearing the Fog – Thursday, November 15

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) is pleased to invite you to join them for an important program on teen use of marijuana and electronic cigarettes, including vaping and “Juuling.”

When: Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Bethlehem Central High School cafeteria

Who is it for?  Parents and guardians, along with students in grades 6 to 12

What will I learn? The program will explore teen use and risks of marijuana, which is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. by teens as well as adults.  There will also be a discussion on electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which are now the most popular form of nicotine use among middle and high school students. In fact, more teens use these products today than smoke cigarettes.

Packaged to look like USB thumb drives, pens, sticks of gum or erasers, e-cigarettes are available in candy, fruit and alcohol flavors, making them very attractive to teens and adolescents. And, e-cigarettes can also be used to deliver marijuana and other drugs in the form of a liquid extract.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Dennis McKenna, emergency room physician at Albany Medical Center Hospital; First Sergeant Tracy Mance, Albany County Sheriff’s Office and director of the Choices program; and a young, recovering substance abuser who is working to help teens make better choices.

The program will conclude with a Question & Answer session, and a variety of organizations will be on hand to provide material on these topics.

Hope to see you there!

For more information visit the BOU web page.