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Watch what you take
Watch what you take
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There are a number of services and programs that are happening in Berks County currently.

Caron Treatment Centers, Alvernia University and Berks County Probation invite you to an informational presentation about
The Impact of Medicine Abuse on Young Adults

Friday, January 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Alvernia University
McGlinn Conference Center
400 Saint Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607
Seating is limited! There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

Topics and presenters will include:
• “The Chemical Impact of Medicine Abuse on the Brain” Presented by a medical doctor from Caron Treatment Centers
• “Adolescent Substance Use and the Legal Consequences” Presented by Berks County Probation
• “Strategies to Support Medicine Abusing Adolescents” Presented by Alycia Lenart, SAP Specialist, Caron Treatment Centers
• “The Impact of Medicine Abuse: A True Story”
Presented by Zac, Caron alumnus
The Medicine Abuse Project is generously funded by Carpenter Technology Corporation.

Register online by January 20th at www.caron.org/medicine-abuse-event.
If you have any questions please contact Cory Trevena at ctrevena@caron.org or 610-743-6491.

A lot of children are getting prescriptions themselves. Many do not know what they are meant to accomplish. Some may feel high and good from it and want to share it with their friends. In addition, youth may feel as though they need to get that high and have heard that a certain medication may help them do so. They may know an adult on this medication and steal it or find an adult to sell it. Whatever the case may be medication abuse is real and hurts youth. This workshop can give you more information.