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Free Public Community Screening of "The First Day" Film in Carlsbad

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​National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency - San Diego is delighted to host the first FREE and public Community Screening of Chris Herren's film: "THE FIRST DAY: A FOCUS ON THE BEGINNING."

"THE FIRST DAY" depicts an innovative approach to prevention and wellness education with a look into the struggles facing our youth today. Filmed at public and private high schools, the ­film chronicles Chris Herren's journey revealing his profound connections with high school students who, in turn, have shared their stories of struggle and strength. "THE FIRST DAY" addresses issues that school systems and students across the country are impacted by each day, directly or indirectly, including substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental health problems.  You can watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nonprofit/344690524?autoplay=1.

WHERE:

CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, 1775 DOVE LANE, CARLSBAD, CA 92011

WHEN:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019, 1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM

WHO:

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND CAREGIVERS, TEACHERS,
ADMINISTRATORS AND ANY PERSON WHO WORKS WITH OUR YOUTH.

LET'S START THE CONVERSATION:

We can raise awareness of this critical issue and challenge in our community and address substance use with a focus on wellness. Let's rethink how we look at the disease of addiction, changing the focus from the last day to the fi­rst and to look within to identify the "Why." What is preventing you from being the best version of yourself? If we understand the beginning, we can help change the ending.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – San Diego (NCADD-SD) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of California. The corporation is organized for the purpose of providing a community resource dedicated to intervention of alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.

If any organization or individual has an interest in working with us on this community outreach or to learn more about NCADD-SD, check out our website: or to find out how you can get involved, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.