Health and Wellness

Substance abuse specialist speaks to students

Ransom Everglades upper school students learned about how drugs and alcohol affect the developing brain and the dangers they face when using addictive substances during a frank presentation by recovery specialist Ann M. Moreno, co-founder of R & A Therapeutic Partners. Moreno shared information about the chemistry of the brain, details about the effects of commonly abused drugs, and heartbreaking stories about the consequences of substance use by young people during an assembly on Nov. 7.
The goal of the program, a core component of RE's health and wellness curriculum, was to ensure students are fully informed about choices they face.

"I know how intelligent you all are, and I know how strong the ethics of this school is," Moreno said. "I'm here to educate you. I'm here to hopefully empower you to make the best decisions you possibly can in your life."
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.