"Reach for a Natural High," is the theme for the fifth annual Life Skills Conference April 28 and 29 in the Salt Palace, sponsored by the Utah Federation for Drug-Free Youth.
The conference will offer various presentations for kindergarteners through high school seniors and parents emphasizing the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle. Last year's conference attracted more than 8,000 participants from Utah and surrounding states.This year's national and local speakers include Gov. Norm Bangerter, Olympic gold medalists Bart Conner and Billy Mills, Utah Jazz stars Karl Malone and Thurl Baily and Lonise P. Bias, mother of former college basketball player Len Bias, who died from cocaine use.
In 1988, more than 15,000 young people in Utah required intensive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.
For more information on the program and advanced registration, contact the federation at 120 N. Second West, Salt Lake City, or call 538-3939.