~ Press release issued by Page Alliance for Community Action
LURAY — The Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA) will be sponsoring a special parent program for all Page County Public Schools parents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at Luray High School.
The keynote speaker is Stephen Hill, a renowned national speaker on substance use prevention and mental health awareness with a truly inspiring comeback story everyone must hear. Stephen is the founder of Speak Sobriety, a young person in recovery, bestselling author, recovery coach, and a fierce attorney advocating for treatment over incarceration.
Hill has presented in front of thousands of people for more than 300 schools, drug-free communities coalitions, alliances and organizations across the country, sharing his cautionary tale of addiction to recovery and beyond. But before Stephen had these accolades attached to his name, his reputation was filled with negative stigmas — junky, dropout, felon, failure.
A once promising student-athlete nearly lost his life to a severe substance use disorder. How did this happen? What went wrong? Could it have been prevented? How did Stephen get to where he is today? Questions will be answered and secrets will be revealed when Stephen shares his personal story.
It’s a story from stigma and struggle to resilience and recovery. Everyone will leave this educational program better able to prevent and intervene on substance misuse, feeling more compassionate, filled with hope, and motivated to make smart choices and positive change.
This program is free and open to the public.
Stephen will also be speaking to the students at both high schools during the school day. Parents are highly encouraged to attend so you can have an open discussion about Stephen’s story with your children.
A free meal will be offered prior to the presentation from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
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