Sharing her personal experiences, this dynamic and emotional presentation captures the attention of students and parents. The difference between substance abuse and addiction is very slight. Substance abuse means using an illegal substance or using a legal substance in the wrong way. Addiction begins as abuse, or using a substance like marijuana or cocaine. Kids (and adults) often begin their addiction "innocently" and fall into the trap of addiction before they are even aware it's there. Once trapped, subtle and unspoken cries for help can go unnoticed by those who should hear them. This presentation focuses on the behaviors and symptoms school officials, teachers, colleagues, friends and parents can watch for - the silent cries for help. For more information, please contact Jean at 801-875-2821 or email@example.com.