Interactive Exhibit Trains OFSD Parents

Interactive Exhibit Trains OFSD Parents
Hidden in Plain View Display

On November 13, Addiction is Real presented “Hidden in Plain View.” Parents learned how to spot warning signs and how to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol use through an interactive display and presentation.


According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, talking to your kids regularly about the dangers of drugs and alcohol reduces their chances of using by 42%. A 2016 Missouri student survey reports the following stats:


  • Average age of first use of alcohol 12 years
  • Average age of first use of marijuana
  • 33.7% of students saw little to no risk with alcohol consumption
  • 66% of youth age 13-17 said losing their parents’ respect and pride is one of the main reasons they don’t smoke marijuana or do other drugs


To learn more about Addiction is Real and their programs, visit www.addicitionisreal.org. 




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