MICHIGAN CENTER, MI (WLNS) – Another problem facing most American communities is abuse.
That’s why some students in Jackson spent months creating a day-long program to talk about the pressures.
And consequences when young people “do drugs.”
Drinking, drugs, depression and even teen pregnancy were on the agenda Thursday at Michigan Center High School.
Students from across the county were invited to understand these pressing issues and see what they can do to help.
“My goals for today are to share – not to tell you not to do drugs but just so you know about drugs and sexual abuse and drinking and driving because those are things high school students should know about because you will be adults soon,” said Mackenzie Swann, Michigan Center High School, student leader.
One of the most interesting topics was taken up by two men. They had honest and open discussions with students about substance abuse.
They answered students’ questions with first-hand knowledge about addiction and recovery.
“I want them to be able to take away and know that there’s help for addiction and for them to not be ashamed and to be able to stand up and say I’m struggling and I need help,” said Corey Warren, president of WAI-IAM Addiction Help Center.
Students could pick which sessions they attended they ranged from talks with an undercover police officer to physical abuse to drinking and driving
“Being able to see a difference being made means the world. Our teachers and staff are here to help anybody that needs help”
Later in the day students had the chance to blow off some steam; they had a bounce house as well as the chance to watch some movies after a very long day filled with serious discussion.
If you need help with substance abuse, visit http://www.wai-iam.com/.