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Teenagers deal with a lot. Puberty and their changing bodies and emotions. Social hierarchies and dynamics that play out publicly through social media. Schools have to grapple with all that children bring with them. Despite our changing times, drugs and alcohol continue to be a temptation for many teens, and far too many teens succumb to addiction.
My guest, Rufus L. Brown, is the Director of Steps to Life, a transitional housing program in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been counseling and supporting individuals caught in the dangerous web of substance abuse and addiction for many years, and he will talk to us about what educators and families can do to help their children who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates educational equity plans for schools and assists non-profit organizations to promote educational equity in their communities.
It's good to talk.