City of Miami Beach To Offer Comprehensive Substance Prevention Program to the Community

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Family Recovery Specialists to Deliver Drug Prevention and Intervention Program for Parents and Teens

The drug problem among teens in our area is huge. Now with marijuana legalization and the very alarming epidemic of opiate overdoses among our young people, it is even more critical for parents to understand the potential dangers and learn what they can do to encourage their kids to be drug-free.

Family Recovery Specialists’ Founders, Ray Estefania and Ana Moreno, are honored to partner with the City of Miami Beach in offering a comprehensive, six-part, substance use prevention program to the community beginning March 1st at 7pm at the Miami Beach Golf Club. The goal of the program is to provide the most current information to parents and teens on how to prevent adolescents and young adults from developing a problem with substances that could lead to serious consequences.

“The city identified a need and has engaged us to offer this program to the community,” said Ray Estefania, Executive Director of FRS. “The drug problem among teens in our area is huge. Now with marijuana legalization and the very alarming epidemic of opiate overdoses among our young people, it is even more critical for parents to understand the potential dangers and learn what they can do to encourage their kids to be drug-free.”

Topics covered will include adolescent brain development, effects of substances on teen thinking and behavior, what parents need to look for, the dangers of marijuana, technology and social media, what parents can do to encourage healthy decision making in their children and what to do if you know someone who has a problem. This program will be free and open to parents, students and anyone in the community that is interested in learning more about the consequences of teen substance use and how we can prevent young people from developing a drug problem.

Treatment of addiction does work, but it is much easier to address the problem before it escalates to a serious substance use disorder. Preventing by educating kids from using substances is the only way to ensure they won’t develop a problem later on in life.

The program will consist of 6 workshops that will begin on March 1, 2018 at 7pm, and will run through the month of April. They will take place at the Miami Beach Golf Club at 2301 Alton Road.

Fore more information and a detailed description of each workshop, please visit: http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Drug-Prevention.pdf.

ABOUT FAMILY RECOVERY SPECIALISTS
Family Recovery Specialists offers adolescent and adult substance use counselors, treatment and therapeutic consulting in Miami, Florida. We work to treat the unique needs of those who suffer from substance use and mental health disorders. Our highly individualized and comprehensive approach to treatment can help you or a loved one break free from the devastating effects of addiction. We utilize evidence-based practices in our treatment programs and we are constantly striving to provide families with the most innovative and customized treatment experience offered in this type of setting. FRS provides evaluations, outpatient treatment, intervention and other addiction and recovery related services to help your family begin the process of recovery. Our staff is mostly bilingual and can provide services in both English and Spanish. FRS is accustomed to working with individuals and families from very diverse backgrounds and we are uniquely qualified to work with many multicultural needs.

For more information about our services please visit: http://www.familyrecoveryspecialists.com

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