March 2017

Parent to Parent Newsletter

Welcome to the March issue of the Your Choice Parent to Parent newsletter. This newsletter contains important information covering a wide variety of drug and alcohol prevention topics. The content is written for parents by parents. 

As the opioid epidemic rages on, we firmly resolve to continue on with our mission of reaching young people, before drugs do, with the skills and resiliency to make healthy choices. Together we can make a difference in our communities and in our state. 

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As always, 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: The Trend of "Dripping"

Researchers recently reported that as many as one-fourth of teenagers in the United States that use e-cigarettes are taking them apart and "dripping" - a method that gives the user a larger cloud of smoke and a larger hit of nicotine. 

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that one in seven teens reports using e-cigarettes. Some of the concerns with "dripping" include greater exposure to chemicals and higher potential for nicotine addiction. 

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: Family talking points about marijuana 

The legalization of marijuana is a frequent topic in the news these days. In February Wisconsin lawmakers unveiled a proposal to allow access to medical marijuana to seriously ill patients in Wisconsin. The 2015 Monitoring the Future survey shows that about 45% of twelfth graders have ever tried marijuana, while almost 70% do not view it as harmful, a number that has remained consistent for the past three years. 

We recommend starting the conversation about marijuana early (the average age of first use is 12) and talking openly and honestly with your children about marijuana. Parents should be confident and well informed about drug trends and set clear boundaries and expectations. 

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Issue: 3-2017
In This Issue
Featured Events 

Stairway to Heroin

Tuesday, March 14
New Berlin West High
18695 W. Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI 53146

Tuesday, March 28
Jefferson High School
700 W. Milwaukee Street
Jefferson, WI 53549

Youth Presentations 

Tuesday, March 7
Benet Academy 

Tuesday March 14 
New Berlin West 

Wednesday, March 15
New Berlin Eisenhower

Friday, March 24
Silver Lake Intermediate 

Tuesday, March 28
Jefferson High School 

Health Classes

Friday, March 3 
Oconomowoc High School

Thursday March 16
Pewaukee High School

Thursday March 23
Pewaukee High School

Wake-Up Call School Presentations

Monday, March 20
Marshfield Clinic

Wake Up Call 
Public Tours:

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

March 15

 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
Affiliated with Rosecrance

Ashleigh Nowakowski
Your Choice-Live