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 some are even considered socially acceptable.
The Truth About Drugs will be noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at North Hennepin Community College, Grand Hall, East Parking Lot, 7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park.
Register using this link on eventbrite.com
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