Caldwell Middle School is going to have a substance abuse workshop next week. The workshop is from notMYkid substance abuse workshop, a national initiative of the notMYkid organization that educates parents, schools and children on substance abuse prevention. The workshops help parents create a family drug prevention plan that includes the use of a home drug test kit as a key prevention method.

The notMYkid presentation will be held Thursday, May 7th at6:30pm at the Caldwell Middle School. All area parents are invited to attend this program. This meeting is however, not open to students. Parents can learn about drug issues, trends, terminology, see photos of paraphernalia and be given tips on talking to their children about drugs and establishing a proactive drug prevention plan for their families. Each family that attends is also given a First Check Drug test check kit to take home with them. This kit tests for seven illicit and five prescriptions drugs, and often just having the kit in the home, they say is enough of a deterrent for middle school students from using illegal drugs.