[SEPTEMBER 5, 2018] — WellStone will host Not One More Alabama’s new Discovery Room trailer on the Huntsville campus on September 11, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Discovery Room is designed to assist parents in the battle against drug use by their children. The trailer mimics a typical teenager’s bedroom and gives guardians the chance to discover signs of substance abuse and hiding spots for narcotics. Parents, educators, medical providers and community members are invited to experience this free simulation.

Adult Substance Abuse Director Lucy Douglas shares, “Recovery Month is a perfect time to share this creative and eye-opening experience with the community. It’s a first-hand learning experience that will certainly open parents’ eyes to risky behaviors their children may be involved in.”  Douglas continued, “Every parent and community member should take this opportunity to learn the signs of substance abuse. Your knowledge will benefit your family and can even benefit friends and neighbors around you. This is a must for all community members who want to engage in the fight against substance abuse.”

The Discovery Room trailer was conceptualized by Sally Barton. Barton lost her son Jay to addiction in 2016. Exactly two years later, Barton launched the Discovery Room trailer in his memory to help other parents who may not know what signs to look for or where to begin.

WellStone Counselor Lauren Hubert, MS, ALC explains, “Users, especially teens, are skilled at hiding the signs of addiction.” Hubert continues, “Participating in a simulation like this could bring light to certain warning behaviors parents may not have seen as a problem. It never hurts to be on the safe side.”

The Discovery Room trailer will be in the parking lot beside Suite E on the Huntsville Campus:

4040 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35802

For questions, contact Kallie Butler at (256) 705-6301 or kallie.butler@wellstone.com.


About Wellstone Inc.: WellStone Inc. is a non-profit community organization that provides mental health and substance abuse services supporting the integrated health of the whole person. WellStone operates 12 facilities throughout North Alabama and Cullman. WellStone is certified through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. WellStone offers programs for children, adolescents, adults, substance abuse, school-based outreach, community services and more. For more information, visit www.wellstone.com. Additional media inquiries can be directed to the Communications Office by emailing pr@wellstone.com or by calling (256) 705-6301.