Not My Child!

No one believes it can happen to their child!  But it CAN and, unfortunately, experimentation of alcohol and other drugs start at the middle school level.

• Did you know that, statistically, 40% of those who start drinking at age 13 or younger develop alcohol dependence later in life? And that teens that drink are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than teens who never consume alcohol?
• Did you know that nearly 30 percent of all middle school age students admit they have tried alcohol at least once?  And that over 10 percent of them drank alcohol for the first time BEFORE the age of 13? 

To learn more, all residents are invited to attend one of two planned informative presentations on this often overlooked topic.
Presenting will be Bay parents, along with expert panel members Middle School Principal – Sean McAndrews, St. Raphael Assistant Principal – Roger Andrachik, Juvenile Detective Kevin Krolkowski – Bay Village Police Department, Bay High School Assistant Principal – Jason Martin, Bay High School and Mike Matoney, the Executive Director of New Directions – a Cleveland adolescent residential drug treatment center, ready to answer your questions.
Please Join! • All are welcome

Parent Drug Awareness and Education Programs:   

Bay Middle School
Thursday, October 22 at 7pm

St. Raphael School
Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 7:22 PM, 09.07.2009