“Starting the Conversation:  Talking to Your Children About Drugs”
presented by Jon Cohan, CADC

Two-part program held on Thursday evenings, October 18th and 25th – 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Location: Ripley Administration Building
                 120 Meriam Road, Concord (park in back and enter through doors off back lot)

Fee:  Your payment of $40 for both sessions supports the ongoing work of our nonprofit.  No one will be turned away if not able to pay the fee (simply contact us at cpt@concordps.org and type “October 18th workshop” in subject line).

 Pre-registration is required – seats are limited! 


In this 2-part workshop for adults, participants will learn:

  • How to better communicate and engage their children in meaningful discussion about drugs and alcohol use;
  • How to create a family culture that encourages open and fair discourse;
  • How to set healthy limits with teens and preteens;
  • Ways to coach their children on how to be prepared for challenging situations. 


Our Presenter:

Jon Cohan CADC has over 10 years of experience in the substance use disorder and mental health fields. He practices addiction treatment and family therapy in Concord. He also works at Right Turn in Watertown as a Family Addictions counselor, where he conducts workshops to help family members begin their own recovery. 
As co-host for "The Right Mind Media Podcast", Jon has interviewed Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and many other notable guests on the subject of addiction, recovery, and mental health issues. He has won two National Media Awards in 2014 and 2015 from the National Association of Social Workers. He sits on the Advisory Board of Middlesex Community College’s Addiction Counseling Program. Jon has appeared as a guest on Fox 25 news and WGBH’s “Greater Boston” to speak about the opiate crisis in New England.



To support its work with parents and teachers, CPT relies on individual donations, and grants from community organizations such as the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Healthy Concord, Concord - Carlisle Regional School District, The Bradford Mills, Concord Printing, Woodman & Eaton PC, CCHS Parents Association, CMS PTG, Elementary PTGs, First Parish Church in Concord, and Lahey Clinic/CHNA 15.   Love what we do? Help us do even more through a tax deductible donation given online at the Supporting CPT tab on this website. Thank You!