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Forum on drug prevention set in Aspen

Staff reporrt
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention, along with Freedom From Chemical Dependency, is hosting a community presentation Tuesday in the Aspen High School Seminar Room.

The event features national experts in the field of substance-abuse prevention and will include discussion about local student drug and alcohol survey results. It also will address how the vote to legalize marijuana in Colorado affects student attitudes and beliefs.

“Valley Partnership has quietly been doing amazing work in our school and community for many years. As a counselor, I think that these presentations are really important for parents raising children in our valley,” said Emily Weingart, a counselor at Aspen High School. “As a community member, I think the dialogue that occurs during and after these presentations is critical to the well-being of our residents. Substance abuse is a huge issue in the Roaring Fork Valley. We need to address it as a community.”

The presentation is sponsored by Freedom From Chemical Dependency, a nonprofit organization that specializes in school-based substance-abuse-prevention services. The organization will be in Aspen to work with students at Aspen High throughout the week.

Tuesday’s presentation is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-925-5188.

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