You’re Invited! LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT on Rx Stimulant Abuse Among Students

Meet the Parents Hour- Alan Schwarz- ADHD Nation- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids- September-20-2016- croppedJoin us next Tuesday, September 20 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT for a live Facebook chat with Alan Schwarz, former national correspondent for The New York Times and author of the new book A.D.H.D. Nation.

Alan will discuss the prevalence and normalization of teens abusing Rx medications used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) without a prescription. He will also answer your questions and address teen misperceptions about the safety of Rx stimulants taken without a prescription and discuss what should be done to address this dangerous behavior.

“Because the drugs are readily available, they’re coming out of backpacks into the other students’ hands.”

We invite you to submit questions in advance and Alan will do his best to answer them during the chat. Click here to submit your questions to or submit your question in the comment section below.

To participate in the chat, please “Like” and visit our Facebook Page at 12:00 p.m. EDT on September 20. The chat will take place right under the announcement image of Alan Schwarz in the comment thread. Please make sure to refresh your browser throughout the chat to view all of the comments in real time and follow the live conversation.

To learn more about what the Partnership is doing around Rx stimulant abuse, take a look at our new documentary, BREAKING POINTS.

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    Jeff Longo

    September 20, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Our school district (located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA) is hosting a parent program on Tuesday, October 18th on this very topic. Our target audience is parents of students in grades 7-10. We plan on showing the documentary film Breaking Points and we are looking for a well-versed speaker/keynote to lead the discussion afterwards and offer practical solutions/advice to the parents in attendance. If anyone knows of someone who could help us in this regard, please let me know. Thank you. J. Longo, North Allegheny SD

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