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Art Exhibit Giving Unique Teen Perspective Travels to Milwaukee During Alcohol Awareness Month
Rosecrance, a not-for-profit organization and leading national provider of substance abuse treatment for teens, adults and families, launched “In My Shoes,” an art exhibit created to help parents understand teenagers’ points of view about the pressures they face and how they are confronted with the potential to use and abuse substances. Following tour stops in the Chicagoland area, the exhibit is now making its way to the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Library. The “In My Shoes” exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2015 at the Central Library at 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., where it will be on display in the Schoenleber Reading Room until April 26. The exhibit’s April stop coincides with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s Alcohol Awareness Month, whose 2015 theme is “Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” “In My Shoes” serves as a starting point for discussion about taking the important steps to prevent any level of substance use among teens once parents learn more about what it’s like to walk in a teen’s shoes. About “In My Shoes” Developed by teen patients at Rosecrance’s adolescent campus in Rockford, “In My Shoes” displays shoes that have been painted and decorated by teens to tell their stories about substance use. From shoe selection to showcase, the process of creating shoe art is a meaningful experience because each shoe is unique and tells a teen’s story about addiction, recovery, and most importantly, their hopes and dreams for the future. Visit rosecrance.org/inmyshoes for more information. A parent’s guide for talking to teenagers about marijuana called “Teens and Weed: Still a Big Deal” is available at rosecrance.org/teens-weed.
Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Resale World with the Ultimate Cheapskate Jeff Yeager
Value time, and the things you can do with it, more than money, and the stuff you can buy with it. For many Americans, the quality of their lives will increase and they’ll be happier if they spend and consume less, not more. Based on his bestselling book, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less, Yeager tells how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life...but only if you’re NOT willing to pay the price. From slaying your Enoughasaurus – deciding what “enough” is for you – to tips for inoculating yourself against buyer’s remorse, this talk from the “Ultimate Cheapskate” is for anyone who spends money and is looking for happiness. Jeff Yeager was first dubbed the “Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show. Jeff specializes in an offbeat blend of original humor and practical advice for living a better life by spending and consuming less. He has appeared on over 500 radio and TV shows on most major networks, and was an original cast member on TLC’s hit reality show Extreme Cheapskates
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