Addiction prevention workshop offered to Fort McMurray parents
Addictions often take grip at a young age.
And Alberta Health Services is targeting Fort McMurray youth, as they host a drug and alcohol prevention workshop,Saturday, June 8th.
AHS Promotion Facilitator, Carolyn Evancio says parents are the first line of defence for kids facing peer pressure situations .
Adding that the free forum aims to provide care givers of children from grades 1 through 12, the tools they need to prepare their kids for peer pressure situations.
"If you are already experiencing issues with youth and drugs and alcohol abuse, that would be more of an intervention, and we would refer you to the proper services, but this is definitely a prevention program, so how to prevent your children from using drugs and alcohol ," said Evancio.
The "Kids and Drugs: A Parent's Guide to Prevention" workshop will provide information in practical communication strategies, commonly used drugs and risk factors for addiction.
The workshops are led by trained facilitators, including AHS staff, RCMP officers, family support workers and parents.