Be Smart. Don't Start. - Avoiding the Dangers of Drugs

Date & Time

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Details
Event Description: 
The Huntington Fire Department is proud to host "Be Smart. Don't Start", a conversation for parents and their kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and how it affects youth in our community today. The presentation is geared toward Middle School and High School students and their parents to help them realize the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and the health, social, and legal ramifications associated. The discussion will include how drug and alcohol use may begin and how students can recognize danger signs in order to avoid finding themselves in bad situations. Asst. Chief Dominic Spada of the Halesite Fire Department will share first hand insight from emergencies he has responded to. Huntington Bay Police Chief, Chris Jack will speak about the legal ramification of drug and underage alcohol use. Strategies for living a drug and alcohol free lifestyle will also be discussed. A parent from our community who has lost a child to drug addiction will discuss the ongoing effects this has had on her family, and offer insight to other parents to help keep their own children from heading down the path to drug addiction. The reality of this drug and alcohol use epidemic has rung true far too frequently in our neighborhood. Drug and Alcohol abuse has taken too many loved ones from our lives; please join us to kick start a conversation in your homes!
Type of Event: 
Conference (including substance use and/or mental disorders, treatment, recovery or related issues as a focus)
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
100
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
Huntington Fire Department
Address Line 2: 
1 Leverich Pl.
City: 
Huntington
U.S. State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
11743
Website for additional information: 
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Contacts
Contact Name: 
Dominic
Last Name: 
Spada
Address Line 1: 
1 North New York Ave
Address Line 2: 
Attn: Be Smart Don't Start
City: 
Halesite
U.S. State: 
New York
Zip Code: 
11743
Phone: 
631-427-1910
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Last Updated: 08/17/2017