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Support Group for Parents Concerned about Teen Substance Abuse Forming in West Hartford

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A free, open support group will launch weekly meetings on Jan. 31 in Bishops Corner.

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A free, open support group for parents concerned about substance abuse will begin weekly meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 31, and will meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the offices of The Next Right Thing LLC, 345 North Main St., Suite 306, West Hartford.

Any parent concerned about their late teens’ marijuana or other substance use may join and participate in one or more sessions. The group will be led by Julian N. Hartt Jr., MSW, LCSW, clinical director and co-founder of The Next Right Thing. Hartt is a veteran clinician working with adolescents in variety of clinical and school settings.

“We’re offering this support group to the public because there are ongoing concerns about this group of adolescents. These kids are experiencing complex mental health and addiction problems. Without parent support and understanding, the chances of these adolescents accepting responsibility for their at-risk behaviors are nil. Research clearly supports the idea that family involvement leads to successful outcomes for troubled teens,” Hartt said.

The group is free and open. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is advised. To register, or for more information contact: The Next Right Thing at 860-233-8803 or [email protected].

About The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing is a West Hartford-based clinical practice that specializes in community-based substance abuse and mental health treatment for adolescents (ages 16-23) and their families. Julian N. Hartt Jr., MSW, LCSW is the clinical director and co-founder. He has more than 40 years of clinical experience working with adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric problems. He has consulted with a variety of public and private schools and universities including Simsbury High School, Choate-Rosemary Hall, Windham High School’s Health Center, and Quinnipiac University. For more information go to: www.nextrightthing.net.

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