No Cost Drug and Alcohol Education
Thanks to ongoing support from the community YES is able to offer the East King County community free virtual Alcohol and Drug Education Classes (ADEC) for families. The three-hour intervention class teaches both youth ages 12-18 and their parents/caregivers about the impact of substance use, including nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and others.
Reflecting current substance use trends
The class is unique because the information that is shared comes directly from trends observed in the local school districts and communities. This provides immediate feedback and response to trends, challenges, and warnings.
“Hearing the students’ honestly describe their experiences using drugs and alcohol and how they felt after they were caught, was more powerful than reading statistics in a research study,” said a mother who recently attended ADEC.”
ADEC provides parents with the information they need to feel prepared to have these difficult conversations with their children and to approach them with compassion, options for support, and next steps they can take together.
Breaking the cycle of addiction
Your continued support can help break the cycle of addiction by offering these prevention and education programs throughout our community.
“When we are able to give these tools and skills to youth and their parents/caregivers, they can continue to have these important conversations in their homes, which promote youth making healthier independent choices,” said Andrea Frost, Substance Use Education, and Prevention Coordinator and ADEC Facilitator.
Prevention and education programs like ADEC are made possible through the generosity of supporters like you. Please consider making a gift today to provide children, youth, and families with programs that support their mental health and recoveries like the Alcohol and Drug Education Class.
Thanks to donations like yours, no family is turned away because they can’t afford to pay for services.