Addiction is real and a part of many people's lives in some way. Drugs are a problem in our communities and they are easy to acquire, attain and are sometimes even considered socially acceptable.

Dr. Joy DeGruy and Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-District 40, are both passionate advocates for educating the community about this growing issue, and are leading a seminar that addresses:

  • Understanding where and how drugs are derived in Minnesota neighborhoods
  • Characterizing several different types of drugs, names of drugs, and the physical, emotional and social effects drugs have on human lives
  • Understanding the effects that drug use has on the nation's youth and statistics of drug use by people age 18 years and younger
  • Understanding that addiction is a reality in many of the lives of our nation's youth
  • Recognizing that a user can be addicted to a drug after a single use
  • Explaining the difficulty that an addict experiences in overcoming addiction, and the reality of physical and emotional ties to the drug (i.e., they can't just "get over it")
  • Learning about resources that are available and be able to effectively refer someone who is interested in recovery
  • Earning Continuing Educational Credits

4.0 CE hours provided by Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP), a NAADAC Approved Education Provider.$15 Registration Fee for CE Credits proceeds supports NHCC Food Cupboard.

  • When
    • September 22 – September 22, 2017
    • 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Where
    • North Hennepin Community College, Grand Hall, East Parking Lot
    • 7411 85th Avenue North
    • Brooklyn Park, Minnesota