ADAC, GHS present “How To Help a Friend” March 17

Pink flyer for how to help a friend presentationThe Goshen High School is partnering with The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County (ADAC) to present “How to Help a Friend” on March 17.

The virtual presentation explains the diagnostic criteria for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in terms that are easy to understand. It will also review signs that may indicate a person is struggling with substance misuse, as well as how to recognize the warning signs of SUD in others and in yourself.

This presentation will also offer tips on how to help someone get the support they need at home, in school, and in the community. Students will have a better understanding of the disease concept and be able to easily access supports and services available to them.

Joseph Palancia, Student Services at Goshen High School, and MaryAlice Kovatch, Prevention Coordinator at ADAC, are the organizers of the presentation. It will be split into two separate presentations on March 17: one for freshmen and sophomores and one for juniors and seniors.

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Additional Resources

Teen Intervene Program at ADAC: Learn about this evidence-based program that helps teens with mild or moderate issues with alcohol or substance abuse issues.

Teen Support Group: This virtual support group is open to Orange County teens who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or need to build resilience and a healthier outlook. Registration is required.

Substance Abuse Prevention Poster and Essay Contests: View information and download the applications for the upcoming Substance Abuse Prevention Poster and Essay Contests.