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The American Heart Association & St. Luke’s Hospital The Woodlands Participate in Substance Abuse Awareness Program

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – The American Heart Association and St. Luke’s Hospital The Woodlands, an Association Second Century and Live Fierce sponsor, were recently out to support parents’ growing concern of fentanyl use in our community. This Conroe Independent School District (CISD)-sponsored event came after the death of a local junior high student.

Conroe ISD Hidden in Plain Sight
Photo courtesy of The American Heart Association.

CISD presented Hidden In Plain Sight, a substance abuse and awareness program that invites parents, teachers and others who work with adolescents to see first-hand the environment of teens and learn to identify signs of possible substance abuse. Hidden In Plain Sight simulates a teenager’s bedroom, in which there have been placed dozens of items which may be indicators that the teenager is using drugs, alcohol or tobacco, or is participating in behavior that could lead to such use. Allowing adults to see the environment with fresh eyes, the exhibit and corresponding program encourages preventative action and conversation among teens, parents and others who work and interact with those teens.

In the audience were Jim Parisi, President and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital The Woodlands, Lakeside, Springwoods Village, and The Vintage Hospitals, Dr. Yong Choi, Chief Medical Officer for St Luke’s The Woodlands, Roderick Crawford, Executive Director of Market Development at CommonSpirit Health, and Lisa Fenley, Development Director at the American Heart Association. CISD parents and children, local private practice counselors and teachers were also in the audience.




Dr. Cameron McBride, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Health’s ICU, was there to present local health issues entering into our hospitals and answer parents’ questions around the safety of their children. The American Heart Association looks forward participating in future community health projects such as this in The Woodlands area.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.