Joliet Township High School is hosting a Wake-Up Call Substance Abuse Awareness Event for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet.  The event is free and open to all members of the public 21 years of age and older.  Dinner will be provided from 5:00-6:15 p.m., a resource fair will take place from 5:00-6:30 p.m., and the presentation will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Free childcare is available.

Wake-Up Call is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The Wake-Up Call bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. The goal of this presentation is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth, so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse.

In addition to learning about the various hiding spots and items that may indicate use, audience members will learn about the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as parenting strategies that can help reduce the chances of substance abuse. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get a closer look at the items located in the bedroom.

Participants will also receive a comprehensive resource handbook.

For more information or to register for this FREE event, please visit:  Please note that if you had previously registered for the cancelled January 31st  event, you are already enrolled and do not need to register again.  If you enrolled and cannot attend the new date, please log in to Event Brite.  Once you are logged in  click on “View Your Order,” located in the top left of your screen, then click on “Cancel Order.”