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Identifying Substance Abuse Disorders and Vaping Dangers

CUSD hosted our first speaker series event in partnership with Hoag Hospital on September 11 at Capistrano Valley High School.

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the event. If you were unable to attend, we invite you to watch this important discussion with the video recording linked here. A complete recap of the event is also available on

Throughout the 2019-20 school year, we are partnering with incredible doctors and mental health experts from Hoag to discuss a variety of topics including self-harm and suicide, and overall teen mental health and wellness. ​​​​​​​

Save the date for our next discussion, “Identifying Substance Abuse Disorders and Vaping Dangers” on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m at Aliso Niguel High School.

Dr. Steven Ey, chief of service, Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers will serve as feature speaker, sharing the common warning signs of teen drug and alcohol use, dangers of vaping, how to approach the topic with youth, and what resources are available if help is needed. A panel of teen mental health experts from ASPIRE at Hoag, including child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Sina Safahieh and licensed marriage and family therapists Prerna Rao and Dave Cook, will also answer audience questions.

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