Expert in Teen Substance Abuse to Speak in Sudbury

Published November 13, 2008 | Police Department | Automatically Archived on 11/18/2008

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 Monday, November 17

7:30 PM to 9 PM

At Sudbury United Methodist Church

251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27)

Sudbury, MA


The Youth Empowerment & Support (YES) Committee of the Sudbury United Methodist Church invites the public to a lecture and discussion with Dr. Henry Abraham on “Talking With Teens About Alcohol: What’s Really in That Water Bottle?” All are welcome.

 Parents in the Metrowest area are increasingly concerned about the use of alcohol and drugs among local youth.  Teen drinking at high school sporting events, the death of a teen following a party, and hospitalizations of teens due to alcohol abuse have prompted the YES Committee to launch a series of events designed to help parents understand the issues and learn how to deal with the challenges.  This lecture and discussion is the first activity planned in this series.

 Dr. Henry Abraham is a psychiatrist and lecturer, with extensive clinical experience in substance abuse, and author of the book  What’s A Parent to Do?  Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol.  Dr. Abraham will discuss the environmental factors that lead to experimentation, use, and abuse of substances by teens, as well as review specific actions that parents can take to combat these exterior influences.

 The lecture and discussion is open to the public.

 For more information, contact Melody Karian

Email: [email protected] or
Phone: 978-443-0353 and leave a message


About Dr. Abraham:  Dr. Henry D. Abraham has been Director of the Substance Abuse Program at Tufts New England Medical Center, clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, chief of Clinical Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services at the principal teaching hospital affiliated with Brown University School of Medicine, and has taught as a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School and Department of Psychiatry.

Winner of a local Emmy award and two Peabody awards, he is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham has appeared on 48 Hours, NBC News and Court TV and has been published or quoted in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Boston Globe

His recent book is What’s a Parent to Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Abraham’s website is

About the YES Committee: The mission of the YES (Youth Empowerment and Support) Committee is to reach out to the community to support and empower youth and families to face current issues together. Sponsored by the Sudbury United Methodist Church, and open to the entire community, our goal is to become a community-wide resource for parents and their kids, and to offer programming and events that assist families, as kids grow into young adults.