September 2016

Parent to Parent Newsletter

Welcome to the Your Choice monthly newsletter. 
Parent to Parent is written by parents for parents.  Here you will find valuable information for parents about drugs and alcohol, local resources, upcoming events and more. 
Your Choice to Live recognizes the need for parents to be educated on important topics, such as drugs and alcohol prevention, that affect the wellbeing of their children. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you would like to read about a certain topic in the next newsletter, please email usYour ideas and feedback are always appreciated. 

Sandi Lybert
Your Choice to Live Founder

What Parents Should Know: It is About to Get Harder for Minors to Vape

E-cigarettes have been steadily gaining popularity with youth over the last few years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of high schoolers who used e-cigarettes rose from 1.5% in 2011 to 16% in 2015. 

New regulations from the FDA went into effect Monday, August 8. The hope is that these regulations will provide greater scrutiny of electronic devices and will make it more difficult for minors to vape. 

Tips For Teens: Detour Letter 

Each month we feature an inspirational letter from a student in our Detour Class. Detour is a class designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs about drug and alcohol use. One of the assignments at the end of the class is to write a letter to a special person in your life that touches on some important aspects from the class. 

Action Point: Prescription Drug Disposal 
Did you know that Wisconsin teenagers use prescription drugs at a rate that is double the national average? Prescription drugs, commonly viewed as safer than illicit drugs, are readily available to teens. 54% of youth who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from a family member or friend. 

So what can you do? Make sure that you properly dispose of your old or unused prescription drugs in one of Waukesha County's drug drop boxes. 

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Issue: 9-2016
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Wake Up Call

Public Tours 

Now Running

Thank you to those who attended the kickoff for the permanent Wake Up Call exhibit on August 8! We are so excited for this opportunity. 

Public tours will begin running in September. Registration is required. All tours are held at the
Hartland Fire Department Survive Alive House

150 Lawn Street
Hartland, WI 53029 
Click on the link below to reserve your spot. 

September 7th
Wake Up Call Public Tour

11am, 12pm, 1pm 

Featured Events 

Tuesday, Sept. 27th
Stairway to Heroin 

Indian Trail High School 

6800 60th Street

Kenosha, WI 
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, Sept. 28th

Playground to Pills 

Watertown High School

825 Endeavour Dr, Watertown, WI 53098

6:00pm to 8:30pm

 Flyer (file attached)

Check out the events page on our website to see where Your Choice speakers will be next!

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