Steered Straight: Parent Academy for North Colonie CSD Families April 24 

North Colonie CSD’s Counseling and Mental Health Services departments will host a parent event at Shaker High School on Monday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 

Michael DeLeon is the founder of Steered Straight and a national leader in the areas of prevention and recovery, addiction advocacy, and criminal justice reform. The current substance abuse pandemic has the potential to pose the worst public health crisis America has experienced to date, with youth being at a greater risk than ever before. Michael, a recovered addict and motivational speaker, delivers a seminar that touches on the biggest threats to families, including the “Trifecta Gateway,” marijuana legalization and commercialization, vaping trends, and the digital relationship to substance use and abuse.

Through this presentation, parents and guardians will gain a better understanding of the nature of substance abuse and addiction, more knowledge about the origin and process of the current epidemic of opiates and heroin within their communities, a better understanding of how tobacco/nicotine and marijuana have drastically changed in nature and substance as well as the marketing that targets our youth, information about substance use disorder signs and symptoms to watch for with both adolescents and adults and be provided with tips, conversation points and advice on how to better prevent drug and alcohol use from affecting our children.

Join Michael DeLeon on Monday, April 24th, from 6:30-8:00 at Shaker High School in the auditorium.  (Mr. DeLeon will have presented to the 8th-10th grades during the school day on the same date.)

*All district families are welcome to attend, and students are welcome to join their families, but please be advised of the mature content of the presentation.