Alcohol Puzzles that Monkey with Your Mind
Linda Hancock, FNP, PhD and NCAA approved renowned speaker will visit the campus of Emory & Henry College on February 22 to present an educational and entertaining talk entitled, Alcohol Puzzles that Monkey with Your Mind. The lecture launches the College’s new comprehensive 360 Proof drug and alcohol educational and prevention program which is being sponsored through a generous grant from Walling Distributing Company in Bristol, Virginia.
Dr. Hancock uses a variety of interactive techniques and humor to provoke fresh thoughts and ideas about all drugs, and creates a framework for understanding addiction. This lively presentation, Alcohol Puzzles that Monkey with Your Mind, begins by examining what’s normal and what’s not about drug and alcohol use in today’s confusing, complicated culture. The session’s main objective is to provide basic alcohol education and a framework for understanding all addictions. The desired outcome for participants is to help increase self-awareness about alcohol and drug use, be better equipped to act if a friend or teammate is experiencing problems, and to provide a forum to convey healthier group norms.
Emory & Henry College is excited about the implementation of the 360 Proof program. “By adopting the 360 Proof Campaign, our campus has a nationally approved way to brand our substance abuse prevention and harm reduction programs and market these to our student body. We are grateful to our local sponsor, Walling Distributing Company, to help make the launch of this new program a reality,” said Jill Smeltzer, Emory & Henry’s Director of Counseling and Powell Resource Center. This harm-reduction program is sanctioned by the National College Athletic Association and the National Association of Student Affairs Professional Administrators. Students will continue to see 360 Proof programs and activities throughout the year on such topics as preventing drinking and driving, basic alcohol and drug education, bystander training and related topics.
Dr. Hancock will conduct two sessions in E&H’s Wiley Auditorium, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia, one at 4:30 p.m. and a repeat performance at 7:30 p.m. on the 22nd. The community is welcome to attend noting that the material discussed is age appropriate for college-age adults or older. For additional information please contact Jill Smeltzer, 276-944-6144 or .