As it stated in “Substance abuse is an increasing problem in Connecticut and the entire U.S.,” a club press release said.
The beneficiary this year is a Wilton Youth Council initiative to educate young people and adults here about how to prevent substance abuse.
The Wilton Woman’s Club will hold its 10th Annual Fashion Show Fund-raiser on Thursday, March 30, from 11 to 1:30 at Rolling Hills Country Club.
To help teens and their parents better deal with stress and other issues that can lead to substance abuse, the Wilton Youth Council will take a three-pronged educational approach in the community initiative.
“The WWC Philanthropy committee is so impressed with the knowledge and passion of the Wilton Youth Council as they work to prevent substance abuse in our town,” said Mariann Bigelow, co-chair of the Philanthropy Committee.
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Five N.H. schools collaborate, teach substance abuse early detection screening
Advertisement The practice is called SBIRT, which stands for screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment.
Director of the New Hampshire SBIRT collaborative Cristina Field-Sparks called the practice critical.
Five New Hampshire schools have rolled out a program that’s aimed at preventing drug addiction in patients before it starts.
Damiano’s said that based on his experience using the approach in local clinics, he believes it has real potential.
Geisel School medical student John Damiano’s said the approach fosters self-reflection, and reduces feelings of shame and stigma.
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