Sam’s Watch shares on drug dangers threatening teens for second year

Over 34,000 students from Indiana schools to participate with Sam’s Watch in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week  

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeanine Motsay, president of nonprofit Sam's Watch will speak at five events for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which takes place Monday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 31. Ms. Motsay will share information on drug dangers threatening young people in memory of her 16-year-old son Sam, who was killed by a dangerous synthetic hallucinogen drug, 25i-NBOMe, sold unknowingly to teens as LSD or Acid.

Sam’s Watch collaborated with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to encourage Indiana schools to participate in the drug facts week. More than 34,000 students from Indiana schools plan to participate with Sam’s Watch in the 2016 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. The school participation is an increase over last year when Sam’s Watch first encouraged participation in the awareness campaign, which aims to get science-based information about drugs and their effects out to teens.  For more information contact Sam’s Watch directly or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 26

 9:10 a.m.: Student assembly, Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., 219-942-8521

 1:30 p.m.: Student assembly, Hobart Middle School, 36 E. 8th St., 219-942-8541

Friday, Jan. 29

11:15 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.: Student Assembly, Franklin Community Middle School, 625 Grizzly Cub Dr., 317-346-8462

Monday, Feb. 1

6:30 p.m.: Parent meeting, Center Grove Middle School North, 202 N. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood, 317-885-8800