The Maine-Endwell School District, along with Broome County Legislator Jason Shaw, will host a substance abuse awareness night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on February 27 at Maine-Endwell Middle School, 1119 Farm to Market Road, Endwell. The event is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. At 5:45 p.m. the documentary “If They Had Known” will be shown in the auditorium. It highlights the current risks associated with party culture and features the story of a teen who dies at a party after mixing prescription drugs and alcohol.
Following the documentary, there will be a presentation by EMT John Olsen. Olsen is a tactical medic, EMT and firefighter in Tioga County. He will speak about his experiences in the field as a first responder. He will include information about current drug trends and what he sees happening locally.
A question and answer session with a panel of local professionals in the field of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery will follow the presentation.
The Maine-Endwell awareness night is part of “The Buzz” a series of informational community conversations regarding substance use prevention, addition, recovery, and stigma surrounding these issues.