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Discussing Alcohol and Drugs with Your Teens and Tweens


It’s a difficult conversation to have, but we’re here to help. Parents of middle and high school students are invited to join the experts from Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA) for a virtual workshop to learn how to recognize potential issues and engage your children in conversations on this important topic.

Discussing Alcohol and Drugs with Your High Schooler
Tuesday, February 7
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussing Alcohol and Drugs with Your Middle Schooler
Monday, March 13
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm



We’ll discuss:  

  • the science of addiction and how it occurs  
  • current data and drug trends among youth  
  • how to recognize when a child may be struggling with substance use and/or mental health issues  
  • risk and prevention factors  
  • communication skills and approaches to discussing substance use with your child 
  • the importance of modeling behaviors and understanding current resources and support available 

Questions? Contact Aliza Weinstock at aweinstock@jfedgmw.org 

This program is hosted by the Greater MetroWest NJ Day School Initiative, investing in academic excellence and affordability across our community’s four Jewish day schools, in partnership with Golda Och Academy, Gottesman RTW Academy, Jewish Educational Center, and Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.

Addiction is an illness that afflicts people of all ages and backgrounds, and the Jewish community is no exception. Unfortunately, many people who need help are afraid to come forward because of the stigma around substance use and addiction. CCSA tackles these issues by providing support and educational programming for Jewish communities, families, and our children. By eliminating stigma, we can break the cycle of addiction and save lives.