Teenagers to share their stories of teen addiction for families and community members
Joint community event to be held on Tuesday, January 22nd
Do you know what youth addiction looks like? The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Milton Public Schools along with the towns of Milton, Dedham, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Stoughton and Canton are bringing back Drug Story Theater for a community presentation of “The Price You Pay: Second Chances”.
This is a riveting play by youth about their own seduction by, addiction to, and recovery from drugs and alcohol. It will give the audience an inside look, as well as some vital information about why getting hooked at such a young age can be so concerning.
Dr. Joseph Shrand, Child Psychiatrist, nationally recognized expert on adolescent addiction, and founder of Drug Story Theater, will also share his experience treating youth challenged by substance use. This is also an opportunity for parents, caregivers, community leaders and other audience members to ask questions of Dr. Shrand and the cast: What are the signs my child may be using? What can prevent this? What can I do if my child is using? What is spice?
This play was seen in October, 2018 by Milton High 9th and 10th graders, and you could hear a pin drop. Principal James Jette said he was “thrilled with the performance and feedback from our students.”
Our showing of “The Price You Pay: Second Chances”, is a unique collaboration between Milton and the surrounding towns. This event is free and there is ample parking available. It will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Milton High School. Suitable for 9th graders and older.
To learn more about MSAPC:
Please head to their website: https://www.milton-coalition.org/