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MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama -- As a follow-up to their ‘Hitting Home’ programs that kicked-off last November, Mountain Brook Schools are once again tackling the issues of underage substance abuse with a brand new informative session. On Thursday, April 18, Dr. Stephen Taylor, board certified in general psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics and addiction psychiatry, will host a program on prescription drug abuse in the Black Box Theater at Mountain Brook High. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.  

From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Taylor will address a crowd already familiar with him. The familiar doctor, who serves as the Medical Director of the Anti-Drug Program at National Basketball Association, has already hosted a variety of lectures and workshops widely related to substance abuse.  

In years past, lectures have focused on data collected through the Pride Survey which measured the amount of substance abuse and the prevalence of alcohol use among Mountain Brook students. 

This week, Taylor will focus strictly on prescription drug abuse—a growing concern across the nation.

Regardless of the topic, however, the goal remains the same.

"Like all communities, we have problems with alcohol and substance abuse," said Dale Wisely, director of student services for Mountain Brook schools in a previous interview. "We want to empower parents and remind them that they have more control than they think." 

Published: April 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM 

By Ana Rodriguez | arodriguez@al.com al.com
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