As prom and graduation season approaches, extra efforts are underway to prevent underage drinking and subsequent drinking and driving. Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) encourages parents and the community to be proactive and monitor adolescents closely. Even if you believe that alcohol is not an issue in your household, it may be in other households in your adolescent’s life.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of HCC is hosting a free showing of the documentary Point of No Return at the Narrow Gauge Cinema on May 4 at 11 a.m. This event is intended for parents, high school students, teachers, counselors, and interested community members. Free popcorn and a small drink will be offered for each attendee.

Special guest Matt Clark of Rangeley will speak about his choices and life-changing experience with drinking and driving.

“Created and produced in Maine using local actors, this film really hits close to home and shows the negative consequences of drinking and driving,” said Christine Bruen, HCC program associate. “It’s a great way to open candid conversations with teens about the dangers of alcohol, and drinking and driving.”

The mission of the HCC Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is to strategically reduce and prevent substance abuse in youth and adults in Greater Franklin County by fostering collaboration among communities and other partners and by addressing the environmental factors in a community that contribute to substance abuse.

To RSVP please contact Christine Bruen at 779-2927 or

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