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Learn the telltale signs of substance abuse among young people

Tue January 20, 2015

There are more than 100 items in a teenager's room that could indicate that your teenager is involved in substance abuse. You can learn a lot about this topic by attending a Community Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Robert Crown Center for Health Education, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale.  
Parents will benefit from what they see and hear at the open house, but so will students, teachers, businesses and other community organizations, which are all invited to attend this free event and build awareness of substance abuse risks and the disease of addiction.
The open house will include take-home materials, presentations, artwork and much more, including a display called "Hidden in Plain Sight," a mock teenage bedroom that contains more than 100 items that may be "red flags" indicating a child at risk.
Nearly 40 community organizations are supporting this open house called "Prevention: It's POWERful." These organizations are working together to increase community collaboration with a mission of decreasing youth substance abuse of alcohol, tobacco and heroin.
For information on the event, contact the Robert Crown Center for Health Education.