What The Heck Is Opioid Addiction?
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Student written Opioid Book to be featured at county Drug Prevention Night
Baden, PA. May 9, 2018
Baden Academy students Quincy Sirko, Angelina Dioguardi and Clayton Russell will be on hand with their new book, “What the Heck is Opioid Addiction.” at the BVIU Drug Prevention Grant – Parent Night.
Please come support them, and find out what you, as a parent, can do to help end this epidemic. Our students’ book can be found at http://www.lulu.com/shop/quincy-sirko-and-clayton-russell-and-angelina-dioguardi/what-the-heck-is-opioid-addiction/paperback/product-23600669.html . Profits go to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
The BVIU Drug Prevention Grant Committee is offering a “Parent Night” to further educate our community on the impact of the opioid epidemic. The Parent Night will have specific information for parents and will include the Saltworks’ Off Script production and a “Show & Tell” from the Beaver County Anti-Drug Task Force.
The event will be held at the Central Valley HS Auditorium on May 16, 2018. Registration & Refreshments will start at 5:30 PM. The program will run from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
· 5:30 – Registration – Refreshments – Anti-Drug Task Force Table
· 6:00 – Opening Remarks – Phil Little, PA Office of Attorney General
· 6:15 – Saltworks “Off Script”
· 7:00 – County Resource Overview – Kate Lowery, Beaver County Behavioral Health
· 7:15 – Testimonial – Ashley Potts – F.B.I. H.O.P.E. Initiative
· 7:45 – Refreshments and Anti-Drug Task Force Table
You may register for the event using the following link: http://bit.ly/ParentNight2018
Once Brett and Quincy's finished Ava's book Don't Smoke, they started on this website and started to research Opioids. Angelina and Clayton joined the team and together, with the help of their mentor Jacob Gorczyca and research on the ASAM site, they wrote "What the Heck is Opioid Addiction."
The dangers of abusing drugs is becoming more serious every day. More than 50% of heroin (a dangerous addictive drug) users started by using opioid drugs prescribed by doctors and got addicted. Once their sickness was cured and the drug was taken away from them, they then started using heroin. Opioids trigger your brain to believe you are accomplishing great things when you're not. It is VERY hard to stop using them.
They learned about scientists and doctors working in addiction science and wrote a book to help kids understand opioid addiction and where to turn for help.