Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today's Youth

11:30am - 2:30pm

Brio Tuscan Grille, 7854L Tysons Corner Cntr McLean, VA 22102

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Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today's Youth

We, as parents, always think that our children are the best and they are immune from any problematic behavior. We unintentionally neglect any signs of depression or substance abuse of drugs or alcohol either because of lack of awareness or lack of knowledge.
We, at NAAWA, feel that this is a very important issue to focus on. We are pleased to have Sam Anthony Lucania to come and share with us his personal experience and some strategies on how to tackle such difficult issues. 
Sam will talk about his struggles and his successes with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, bullying, social media awareness, recovery, seeking help and positive mentorship and much more.

Sam Anthony
https://samanthonyspeaks.com

What started off as self-medication turned into a vicious addiction cycle leading to an overdose that landed him on life support back in 2013. Thinking he could still function without help and counseling. he continued an unhealthy lifestyle and subsequently was arrested and sentenced to 3 years in jail back in 2015.
Since that time, he has  passionately shared his story with thousands of high school and college students, health care professionals and government officials through motivational talks, school assemblies and panel discussions. He is hoping to inspire others, provide hope for the future and educate youth through sharing his own personal story. His message emphasizes awareness and encouragement.

11:30am - 2:30pm

Brio Tuscan Grille, 7854L Tysons Corner Cntr McLean, VA 22102

Naawa Members

$20.00
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non members

$25.00
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