Learn about substance use and current trends with Glenbard Parent Series Dec. 13

Updated 11/30/2022 5:28 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will host "Wake-Up Call: Common Drug Trends and What to Be Aware of Now," presented by Your Choice Prevention Education along with One Pill Can Kill.

The rise in the use of vaping devices and other substances among youth is a growing concern. Your Choice Prevention Education returns to Glenbard to provide adults practical information on current drug trends and a walk-through of a teen's bedroom with more than 50 red flags that could indicate substance use. This presentation is suggested for those older than 21 only.


Dean Jeske is the parent of three boys who graduated from Glenbard South High School. In April 2021, his youngest son Peter died after taking a single pill that he believed to be a safe prescription drug. It's not uncommon for fake pills to be laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin that can be found on the internet.

Jeske works in partnership with Song For Charlie: Real Talk About Fake Pills, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the word about this deadly crisis.

This is a must-see for parents, grandparents, teachers, community members and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth.

It will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, via Zoom. Go to glenbardgps.org for further information and the link to this webinar.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs of Division 9, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, Rosecrance Health Network and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.