Church Opens Dialogue on Drugs
A tough subject to talk about, drug abuse and its impact on families will be the focus of an evening open to any parents willing enough to be open themselves to tackling the issue
“Many of our young families may find themselves confronted with some of the challenges we have had in the past few years — the challenges were very hard because of ignorance on our part about the 'hard drugs' being so readily available as well as being inexpensive to young people. We realize it’s a tough subject, but one we need to be more informed about as parents.”
The quote comes from a parent from Atonement Lutheran Church in Muskego, and underscores what we often see in every weekly police blotter. Drugs have become nearly a given in any traffic stop made by Muskego Police, and despite our best efforts to hear the 'human side' of this issue, we haven't had much luck in having willing families to share their experience.
However, for parents and families courageous enough, Atonement is offering an opportunity to hear the hard truths of drug abuse in the community by some of its youngest residents.
"Recovery Life" will be presented on Monday, Jan. 21, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Atonement. The "real story" about drug abuse from the Muskego Police Department, as well as from a young adult that grew up at Atonement and is dealing with a drug addiction, will be shared during the event.
This meeting is open to members and non-members of Atonement; no registration is required, and childcare will be provided.
Questions? Contact Atonement by phone at (414) 422-0400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.