Teens using drugs can be a parents' worst nightmare as they continue taking the lives of our youth across the country.

The organization 'Stand Together Make a Difference' is offering an eye-opening forum about the emerging drug trends that continue taking the lives of way too many of our youth from coast to coast.

If you're a parent, a teacher, a school teacher or an addiction counselor or social worker, you're invited to an open forum on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm inside the Danbury Police Department's Community Room at 375 Main Street. Topics to be discussed are:

  1. What synthetic drugs are available to your kids?
  2. How are teens ingesting alcohol?
  3. Vaping, how toxic is it really?
  4. Are vaping devices used for THC/marijuana and how?
  5. Have cocaine and LSD made a comeback?

My son, Ethan is a recovering drug addict and works incredibly hard to stay that way. His passion as a singer/songwriter is the motivating factor behind his recovery. He tells me that being able to write songs about his journey through addiction has played a major role in his road to recovery. Music can be a healing force. Here is one of his songs titled, 'Sick.'

Obviously, drug addiction doesn't own every teenager but it certainly couldn't hurt to be armed with the facts about drug addiction and what's circulating out there now and possibly how to deal with it. An open forum titled 'Emerging Drug Trends' happens on March 20th at 6:30 pm at the Community Room at the Danbury Police Department. There is no admission charge.