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“Teens, Screens, and Drugs: What to Know and How to Start the Conversation” with Beth Hockman, M.S. and Kriya Lendzion, LCMHC, LCAS, CPS

December 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A person with short hair is sitting, facing their phone, and has their hand on their face as if they are upset.

The pandemic has dramatically changed our children’s relationship to screens, and pandemic-related stresses have led to an increase in substance use among kids.

In response, Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville is hosting a panel discussion with two local experts on parenting and addiction. This discussion will help parents who are:

  • Tired of battling with their kids about screens and technology
  • Concerned about the social and neurologic effects of screens and social media
  • Seeking to understand current substances available to kids and their risks
  • Wishing to engage in meaningful discussions about risks and healthy choices

In this moderated conversation between Beth Hockman, M.S. and Kriya Lendzion, LCMHC, LCAS, CPS, we will explore child and teen screen health, the realities of today’s drug scene, and how to have impactful conversations with your child about these issues. 

This panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 7:00-8:00 pm at Wrong Way’s River Lodge. There is no cost for attending; however, space will be limited. Please RSVP by registering via this link. Face masks are optional.

This event will be broadcasted virtually for free as well via this link.

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, in order 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.


December 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville
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