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September 9, 2016

Former NFL Player will Speak to Families about Drugs September 19

The newly formed Municipal Drug Strategy of South Grenville is proud to announce the upcoming FREE FAMILY PRESENTATION, presented by former NFL player, ALVIN POWELL.

Alvin Powell is a powerful speaker who talks from the heart, about his own struggles with the disease of addiction. Powell is a former NFL Offensive Lineman for the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks. The disease of addiction caused him the loss of his career and left him on the brink of death.

Alvin Powell has a message to share with our area youth and their parents.

Powell knows how difficult it can be to talk to youth about drugs. In his workshop, parents will learn tips for talking with their children about drugs. He also helps parents to recognize the first signs of trouble. This workshop offers information on physical signs and behavioral gestures that may be the warning signs that there is a problem. It also offers education on drug specific symptoms related to various substances.

All members of public are invited to attend this Free Family Presentation, which will take place on Monday, September 19 at 6:00pm, at the South Grenville District High School located at 1000 Edward Street, in the Town of Prescott. Call the South Grenville District High School main office at 613-925-2855 for more information about the presentation. You can also visit this Facebook page. No registration needed.

Powell is the driving force behind the non-profit,” Saving Station Foundation”. This foundation is dedicated to the elimination of substance abuse, by providing education, activities and prevention strategies. If you are interested in learning more about the Saving Station Foundation, visit their website at

The Municipal Drug Strategy of South Grenville is an Action Group of local community agencies and services who work collaboratively to foster and increase the knowledge and resiliency of all the citizens of the South Grenville communities while reducing the negative social health and economic harms associated with substance misuse.


Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, 613-802-0550