Seminar on drug abuse in athletics

All coaches, trainers and parents of high school and college athletes are invited to a free seminar Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. on Athletes, Steroids and Rx Drug Misuse.

The event will be at Norwalk City Hall and the featured speaker is Don Hooton, president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to educating our youth and their adult influencers on the dangers of appearance and performance-enhancing drugs.

Dinner will be served. Space is limited.

Please RSVP to: [email protected] by Aug. 24.

Hooton formed the foundation in 2004 when his son Taylor, an outstanding high school baseball player, committed suicide following his use of anabolic steroids.

He has become one the nation’s experts in dealing with steroid use by young athletes.

The second portion of the seminar will include a presentation called Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse.

The session provides an overview of Rx trends, reasons for abuse, types of Rx drugs that are being abused and what coaches, trainers and parents can do to reduce the risk of Rx abuse amongst athletes.

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