December 2016

Parent to Parent Newsletter

Happy Holidays from Your Choice! This season is a time for traditions, a time to make memories and a time to get together with family and friends. 

This year has been very busy as we continue to expand our prevention programs so that we are best able to educate parents on important topics,  such as drugs and alcohol prevention, that affect the wellbeing of their children. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you would like to read about a certain topic in the next newsletter,  please email us Your ideas and feedback are always appreciated. 

Sandi Lybert
Your Choice to Live Founder

What Parents Should Know: Pink, A Synthetic Opioid, Is Stronger Than Heroin, But Legal In Most States

Opioid overdoses are on the rise. The CDC has reported that overdose deaths have almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. Deaths from synthetic opioids rose almost twice as fast during that same period. 

A newer synthetic on the market is called Pink or U-47700 and is eight times stronger than heroin. Pink is in the same family as  ifentanyl, carfentanil and furanyl fentanyl and has been responsible for overdose deaths all over the country. 

Tips For Teens: Detour Letter 
Each month we feature an inspirational letter from a student in our Detour Class. Detour is a class designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs about drug and alcohol use. One of the assignments at the end of the class is to write a letter to a special person in your life that touches on some important aspects from the class. 

Action Point: Drug Test SALE! 
Did you know that you can purchase drug tests from Your Choice? We have 10-panel tests for sale at our office and are having a sale for the month of December! Check out our website to order drug tests! 

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Issue: 12-2016
In This Issue
Featured Events 

Health Class Presentations 

Thursday, December 1
Arrowhead High School

Friday, December 2
Arrowhead High School

Thursday, December 22
Oconomowoc High School

Youth Presentations 

Monday, December 5
Wabeno High School

Tuesday, December 6
Crandon High School

Friday, December 16
North Middle School
Menomonee Falls 

Wake-Up Call School Presentations

Monday, December 5
Wabeno High School

Tuesday, December 6
Crandon High School

Wake Up Call 
Public Tours:

(Registration Required)
Hartland Fire Department Survive Alive House
150 Lawn Street
 Hartland, WI 53029

December 7 
12pm, 1pm

December 21

 Check out the events page on our website to see locations of more 
Stairway to Heroin 
series events  and 
 find out where 
 Your Choice speakers
 will be next!

Your Choice-Live
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