PODCAST: Art, Troubled Teens and Recovery

Sadly in America, many times the answer to substance abuse problems for young persons is jail. Jail does allow them to get sober but once released most will once again go down the same path and wind up in jail again. It becomes a revolving door with a young person's life being basically tossed away.

In Snohomish County in the state of Washington, the local Reclaiming Futures effort has a new program that may help to change that. It is called PAIRS-Promising Artists in Recovery.

Working with the Juvenile Drug Court, this program brings young people together with artists in a situation where skills and relationships can be built.
Henri (Henrietta) Wilson is the creator and coordinator of the program in Snohomish County. Henri joins us on Substance Abuse 411 to talk about the PAIRS program and how it is working in their community.

The post above is reprinted with permission from Substance Abuse 411.

Larry Henry has been in front of a microphone since he was 16. Coming from a small town in Indiana where his graduating high school class totalled all of 60 people, he's spent the last 20 plus years working on-air in Detroit, Michigan at WJR and WWJ Radio. Substance Abuse 411 was created because of his personal family experience with substance abuse and the search for answers to so many unanswered questions.

Updated: February 08 2018