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.