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Teens, Screens, and Drugs: Updating the Conversation

December 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A group of six teen boys and girls look at a computer screen with a blackboard in the background.

Worried about your teen? Many parents share your concerns about: 

  • Fentanyl, THC, & Delta “concentrates” 
  • Social Media apps
  • Boundaries around screen time use
  • How to talk to teens and kids about these issues

We offered a similar event last December and due to popular demand, we are updating the conversation! In this moderated conversation between Beth Hockman, M.S. and Kriya Lendzion, LCMHC, LCAS, CPS, we will explore:

  • How screens affect child and teen health 
  • The realities of today’s drug scene
  • How to have impactful conversations with your family about these issues 

This discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Wrong Way’s River Lodge. There is no cost for attending; however, space will be limited. Please RSVP via this link. This event will be broadcast virtually for free via our Facebook and YouTube platforms.

Beth Hockman, M.S. is a parent coach, educator, facilitator, TEDx speaker, and homeschool mom. Beth has been in the experiential education field for over 28 years. She uses her experience and philosophical understanding of the experiential education field to write curriculum and consult for various organizations. She has a B.S. in Social Psychology and an M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University. Beth has worked for various adventure education programsincluding 18 years with Outward Bound in both the U.S. and Africa. She is one of the founders of Asheville TAASC, a youth-based non-profit that combines the power of wilderness leadership and service learning into value-forming experiences for young people. Beth has worked as both a High School teacher and as an Academic Director. She believes in educating the whole person.

Kriya Lendzion, LCMHC, LCAS, CPS  has journeyed from her own years as a “hot mess” teen in high conflict with her parents to becoming one of the nation’s leading youth addiction and prevention specialists. She has been a school counselor, adolescent therapist, and drug and alcohol educator for over two decades. As a parent coach, speaker, and author, Kriya empowers adults to be “teen whisperers” with the youth in their lives, to help “addiction-proof” them for an increasingly risky and addictive world. Humorously known as “The Drug Lady” in our community, she regularly conducts drug and addiction education at several schools across Buncombe County and provides parent and family coaching, consulting, and training across the country. Kriya is currently the Middle School Counselor at Rainbow Community School and French Broad River Academy for Girls. 

Ariana Figueroa, NBC-HWC is the Health Coach and Community Class Coordinator for Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville. She is passionate about fostering authentic conversations, whether that be in her coaching work, or facilitating a panel discussion!


December 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm