West Seattle town hall set to discuss youth substance use

You’ve probably heard the warning “one pill can kill.” Here in the fentanyl era, teenage substance use is riskier than ever. What’s a parent/guardian to do? How do you talk about it with the youngest members of your household? Westside HEY (Healthy Empowered Youth) and the Southwest Seattle Youth Alliance have announced a town-hall discussion for which you might want to set your calendar: 6 pm Wednesday, April 5th, in the galleria at Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon). Speakers include UW prevention expert Dr. Kevin Haggerty. Youth Alliance coordinator Lensy Cordova says Mayor Bruce Harrell is expected too. No need to RSVP – just show up. Here’s the flyer in English, Spanish, and Somali.

2 Replies to "West Seattle town hall set to discuss youth substance use"

  • Adam March 26, 2023 (11:14 pm)

    This looks excellent and is no joke. I work in the service/ entertainment industry and most music venues and some bars keep narcan as part of their medical/ first aide kits now because we have all been in situations where it is needed and have seen it save someones life and known people with kids that, if it was available,  would be alive now . Don’t hesitate to talk to your kids no matter what age. Information is key so I suggest paying attention and passing it along. There is nothing worse than a parent losing a child because they didn’t say anything and the child was unaware how dangerous it is to try something just once. It’s inevitable that some folks will still want to try things, so be open about testing and make sure that they know how to access testing supplies and how to use them. No, this does not propmote drug use, IT SAVES LIVES. 

  • Vanessa Glenn March 29, 2023 (7:56 am)

    Might any nurses plan to attend? I’m an RN seeking observational opportunity in preventative/community health and would love to learn more about volunteering for my neighborhood kids.

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