Suburban Chicago students get look at spiral of drug abuse

May 25, 2012

In response to a rise of heroin use in the Chicago suburbs, Rosecrance recently participated in a student seminar at Hinsdale South High School in Darien to help students understand the consequences of drug abuse.

The event was featured in an article published by Sandy Illian Bosch in the Chicago Sun-Times publication The Doings Weekly.

Hinsdale South High School students viewed a video detailing the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. With summer approaching, the school is presenting anti-drug forums during all physical education classes, encouraging kids to make good, healthy decisions over summer.

From the article:

Hinsdale South High School’s students had heard the anti-drug message before. But this time was different, sophomore Amelia Manley said.

“It was better than just being told not to do it,” Manley said after taking part in a forum designed to help kids make good choices as they leave for summer break.

The program, attended by all South students during gym classes on Thursday, featured a 17-minute video in which student leaders interviewed two recovering addicts.

To sophomore Tori Benes, that made all the difference. She said hearing from people who made the wrong choices will help her and her peers make the right ones.

Read the complete article on The Doings Weekly website.

Share this article: