notMYkid hosts free program to discuss substance abuse

The temptation and peer pressure that youth face when it comes to drugs and alcohol can be overwhelming, especially when they’re not prepared or educated on the true dangers involved.

Many parents don’t feel properly equipped to handle the situation or even begin a dialogue with their children about substance abuse. The results can be devastating.

Scottsdale-based notMYkid, is hosting a free community event for parents and teens on substance abuse 7-8:30 p.m. May 12.  Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will attend and say a few words at the start of the educational seminar.

Admission is free. The event takes place at the notMykid office, 5230 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 100, Scottsdale.

Adults will be treated to a presentation created in conjunction with behavioral health professionals and delivered by a member of local law enforcement. Teens will experience a special presentation from a young adult peer educator, sharing their personal story of overcoming substance abuse, with teachable keys to behavioral health included.

The event is open to all adults, and children and teens 11 years old and above. Seating is limited. Contact Jansen Neff via phone at 602-652-0163, Ext. 110 or via email at jansen@notmykid.org.

For more information visit www.notmykid.org.

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