Dr. Drew and Drug Czar Host Online Chat

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 16

WHAT: September brings change to families of all school-aged young people: new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new experiences. Parents can be aware of trends in youth drug use, such as abuse of prescription drugs, and actively help their children avoid any drug use and other risky behaviors. Parents are important. Addiction expert and host of television/radio programs Celebrity Rehab and Loveline, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and the new Director of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske, will host an online chat, answering live questions as well as questions that you have submitted in advance. Dr. Drew and Director Kerlikowske will be on tap to answer your questions regarding the problem of teen drug use, emerging threats-- such as the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medicines--as well as the integral role parents play in helping their teens make good decisions. WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, Pacific Time WHERE: To register for the chat and to submit questions in advance, go to: Dr. Drew and Director Kerlikowske will be chatting live from the Pasadena Recovery Center, Pasadena, Calif. WHO: Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Dr. Drew Pinsky, M.D., Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and host of VH1's Celebrity Rehab

SOURCE White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)


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