“Teenage minds are very much still in development of their critical thinking skills,” Kilgore said in the release. “When they are exposed to drugs or alcohol at a young age, the addiction rates skyrocket. Parents need to be realistic that even if their child is not experimenting, they have friends and acquaintances who are.

“This program gives parents the information they need to open the lines of communication with their teens about these important issues.”

The programs will be offered first come first served to a maximum of 75 people (adults only). You can register in advance by calling 518-893-7432 ext. 307. The programs are open to all, including non-residents of Greenfield