Tonight: Madison High School Event Shows Parents How to Recognize Signs of Teen Substance Abuse

Hidden in Plain Sight is an adult-only event designed to alert parents of the signs of teen substance abuse that may go unnoticed. Credits: Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse, Madison Health Department, Madison High School

MADISON, NJ – Detecting risky behavior in teenagers may be more difficult than some parents think. Some of these red flags may be visible—but not immediately noticeable—in a child’s room.

Hidden in Plain Sight is an adult-only event on Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m., at Madison High School designed to help parents recognize these warning signs and how they may relate to drug use, according to event organizers.

Discover how alcohol and drugs can be easily hidden in a teenager’s bedroom and learn about local resources and ways to bring awareness to your community at this local event.

Sign Up for E-News

Prevention specialists, local law enforcement and other professionals will be on hand to explain various substance abuse trends, signs, symptoms and culture at various stations throughout the walk-around exhibit.

The purpose of this event is to “raise awareness about substance abuse and provide resources for parents and community members to keep Madison’s youth healthy and drug free,” said event organizers.

Hidden in Plain Sight is sponsored by the Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse, Madison Health Department and Madison High School.

For more information, call 973.625.1998, x18.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Madison

Fierce Start for the Madison Area YMCA Mariners Swim Team

November 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ – The Madison Area YMCA Mariners swim team started the 2017-18 season off with a bang at the Wyckoff Fall Frenzy swim meet on Nov. 4 and 5 at the Wyckoff Family YMCA.

Impressive results were posted across all age groups in a variety of events.

Leading the way with first-place finishes for the boys team were Tirian Chang in the 50-yard butterfly for ...

New Trails May Be in the Future for Madison's Summerhill Park

November 20, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Changes may be coming to Summerhill Park on Ridgedale Avenue per a funding recommendation submitted Monday to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

Madison would receive more than $40,000 to construct new trails inside the park, where the Villa Lorraine estate once stood. Trail grants would also be awarded for projects in Morris, Hanover, Jefferson and ...

Murphy will take over for Christie, Darling wins for Morris County Freeholders

November 8, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Dem. Phil Murphy has won the New Jersey gubernatorial election over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Madison voters favored Murphy over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Murphy won out in the statewide election. 

Murphy received 2,620 votes in Madison, or 53.94 percent, while Guadagno got 2,160 ballots, or 44.47 percent, according to unofficial results released ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 24, 8:30 AM

Madison Area YMCA, Madison

Black Friday at the Madison Area YMCA

Giving Back

Carousel_image_06a254c5dceadc611311_dropandshop

Sun, December 3, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kids Central, Madison

Drop and Shop

Education

Carousel_image_2339deec2467da694006_americangirlparty

Fri, December 8, 5:30 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Craft Room Kitchen, Madison

American Girl Cookie Decorating Party

Food & Drink

Rebuttal: Say "No" to Bamboo

November 17, 2017

Bamboo is a misunderstood plant species. The public is vastly uneducated on the subject and typically comes to incorrect conclusions.

This letter is in response to Terry Romano's letter, "Say No to Bamboo"...

From Terry Romano...

Running bamboo cannot be contained. Barriers will fail over time. The root system which is found in running bamboo expands horizontally ...