Monday, January 28, 2013
Hatboro-Horsham School District's second annual 'Conversation Forum' is slated for Jan. 30 at the Horsham Township Community Center.
Have you ever wished you could get in teenagers' heads to find out why the lure of drugs and alcohol is, in some cases, so powerful? Well, now you can. As part of the second annual "Conversation Forum," local teens will share "their personal journey through substance abuse," according to organizer Kim Rubenstein. The Jan. 30 panel discussion, which is one of many substance abuse awareness events put forth by Hatboro-Horsham School District's nearly 2-year-old initiative, Be A Part of the Conversation, is focused on continuing the conversation about drugs and alcohol. "What people really liked about it was they got to hear the reality of substance abuse in young people," Rubenstein said of last year's forum, which drew about 150 people. "…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Former professional basketball player Chris Herren will share journey of addiction to recovery at Hatboro-Horsham High School.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the oldest son of Eagles football coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose at Lehigh University in August.
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose but "the investigation isn't completely over," the Northampton County district attorney announced Thursday. District Attorney John M. Morganelli said investigators want to talk to the last two people who saw Garrett Reid, 29, alive and also find out who may have supplied him with illegal drugs. "I am confident that Reid's death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin," Morganelli said. Reid died on Aug. 5. At that time, Morganelli said, Reid was in possession of "a substantial amount of syringes and needles." A used syringe and spoon were also found, he said. The drug paraphernalia discovered in a Reebok gym bag in Reid's apartment …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The “Be a Part of the Conversation” program calls for community involvement.
Hatboro-Horsham School District launched its “Be a Part of the Conversation” anti-drug initiative at a community presentation Tuesday night, urging parents, teachers and friends to help combat student substance abuse with education and community involvement. “If not you, who? If not now, when?” Addiction counselor A. Michael Blanche, asked, as he stood at the lectern in the Simmons Elementary School auditorium. About 80 community members attended the presentation to hear district administrators, parents and drug educators outline the importance of drug education and how parents can recognize signs of drug addiction. The district launched a “Be a Part of the Conversation” Web page that explains drug use and provides student and community …