The primary goals of the forums are to provide education and prevention. It is also a chance to inform the community and students about the serious risks associated with underage drinking and misuse of prescription painkillers. The forums are designed to raise community awareness, deliver prevention messages and present collected data to community members, public officials, prevention professionals, parents, educators, students and youth.
The forum will include two separate sessions, both on September 13, 2018. The first session will be held from 10 to11 a.m. to present local and statewide underage drinking data and the risks associated when underage youth consume alcohol. The second session will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. to present local and statewide data on the misuse & abuse of prescription painkillers.