Cohasset Police Department

SAVE THE DATE: Cohasset drug/alcohol awareness and prevention event

COHASSET — Is your child using drugs or alcohol? Help spot at-risk behavior.

Parents will be invited to search a staged student bedroom to educate themselves about signs of alcohol and drug use that may be “hidden in plain sight.” The program will include 60-plus props that could potentially signal substance abuse. The goal of this initiative is to enlighten parents and to encourage them to have honest and candid discussions with their children about substance abuse.

This adults-only free event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Willcutt Commons, 91 Sohier St., Cohasset.

Speakers include Chief Bill Quigley of the Cohasset Police Department, Principal Carolyn Connolly, and members of Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition. Topics discussed will include drug trends, local stats and helpful resources.

National studies show Massachusetts youth are at a higher risk for alcohol and marijuana abuse. According to the Department of Public Health, opiates are killing four people daily in Massachusetts; some of them teenagers.

This program is co-sponsored by Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition and the Paul Pratt Memorial Library.

For additional information contact Christine Murphy at christine.murphy02025@gmail.com, Annemarie Whilton at awhilton@verizon.net or Marita Carpenter at marita.carpenter@gmail.com