Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Bedford Community Summit on Substance Abuse last night. I am proud to be a part of a community that is willing to face this challenge head on.
I was profoundly moved by the parents who spoke last night about their own children's battles with substance abuse. I came away convinced that we must overcome the shame and guilt associated with substance abuse. We need to talk about it. Substance abuse a serious and very real issue among our children. In our community. And in our schools.
As a modest next step, I ask that those who see this post (and are willing and ready to take the risk), share it with others on social media. Talk about it with your friends. Talk about these issues with your children.
If you need help getting the conversation going, the Partnership for a Drug Free New Hampshire is a great starting point.
This is a good start!
Superintendent of Schools