Lincoln-Way West Hosts Drug Awareness ProgramThursday, October 24, 2019
On October 16 Lincoln-Way West students attended a presentation on drug awareness/prevention. Their guest speaker, Jessie Monreal, is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is currently employed at the University of Chicago Medicine as an assessment and referral professional for their substance abuse program. Before accepting this position, Jessie was employed at Stepping Stones where she worked as a counselor and as a case manager on the residential unit.
Ms. Monreal is a Lincoln-Way graduate and is very passionate about spreading the message of awareness and prevention to the teens in our community. Ms. Monreal discussed information on the topic of vaping, prescription medications and the factors that can predispose an individual to addiction. Ms. Monreal’s visit corresponded with Red Ribbon Week.