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New Canaan Panel To Give Resilience Tips In World Of 'Booze, Bongs, Benzos'

Parents and teens will learn ways to build resilience to avoid drug and alcohol abuse in a program Wednesday, Feb. 8 in New Canaan.
Parents and teens will learn ways to build resilience to avoid drug and alcohol abuse in a program Wednesday, Feb. 8 in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Experts will teach kids and parents how to build resilience in "a world of booze, bongs, and benzos"  Wednesday, Feb. 8 at New Canaan Town Hall.

Families will learn ways to prevent teen drinking and use/abuse of drugs, including ADHD medications and mixing prescription benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium.

Resilience is one of the strongest tools against depression, abuse, and addiction, according to the experts.

A panel will give practical strategies.

For information, call New Canaan Health and Human Services at 203-594-3076 or email Carol McDonald at carol.mcdonald@newcanaanct.gov

The program is being sponsored by New Canaan Health and Human Services and the New Canaan League of Women Voters.

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