The Teen Substance Abuse Awareness Seminar is designed to educate at-risk youth about the nature and consequences of addictive behaviors. The seminar plants seeds of knowledge and understanding of self-medicating behavior, legal and personal consequences, and methods to initiate and support behavioral changes. Participants will: increase their knowledge of substance abuse and related consequences and dangers; gain and understanding of behavioral recovery and how to access support; understand what drives addictive behaviors and how to use alternative resources to aid in working through personal issues without resorting to self-medication; increase their understanding of the legal, social and familial ramifications of their behaviors.
Register at the Forum on the day of the class only. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Bring a form of photo identification. Students are not admitted late! Bring your own pen or pencil; no food or drink allowed in the classroom. Parents attending with minor child are free of charge. Bring a sack lunch or visit the OCC Swap Meet’s Food Court in the Adams parking lot. Anyone referred by one of the four Orange County Justice Centers will not be admitted to class without a court-issued document containing a case number and a form of photo identification.