BUHS plans classes on dangers, effects of opioid use

BRATTLEBORO — A class for students about the dangers and effects of opioid use will be held at Brattleboro Union High School, beginning Feb. 6. This weekly class will run for six Thursdays in the months of February and March.

Topics students will learn include preventative education, the effects on someone's health, what recovery looks like and the support needed to recover, the effects of opioids on the family and community, and what resources are available to someone who needs or wants help.

This class was put together in partnership with Brattleboro Police and Fire Departments, as well as doctors from the Brattleboro Retreat and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, representatives from Building a Positive Community (formally Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition) and recovery coaches from Turning Point-Windham County.

This class is open to any BUHS student. Those interested in taking this class should contact Ricky Davidson, Student Assistance Program Counselor, at 451-3452, ext. 3452, or email [email protected] to be scheduled.

Parents interested in learning more about the class are encouraged to attend the parent information night on Monday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the BUHS multi-purpose room. Representatives from the BUHS, Brattleboro Police and Fire, and Turning Point will be there to give an overview of the topics covered in the class and answer any questions one may have.

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