Addiction Expert to Present Forum on Abuse Feb. 12

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Brent Treash

An expert on addiction will lead a discussion Feb. 12 at Emory & Henry College that examines alcohol and drug abuse in the current culture.

Linda Hancock will present “Alcohol Puzzles that Monkey with your Mind” beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Wiley Hall Auditorium.

This lively presentation will start by examining what’s normal and what’s not about drug use. The session addresses the question “What’s the most devastating drug?” (The answer to which may surprise many).

The presentation seeks to provide basic alcohol education and a framework for understanding all addiction. The desired outcome of this event is to help increase student self-awareness about alcohol and drugs. It also seeks to better equip students when dealing a friend or teammate who is experiencing problems.

Dr. Linda Hancock is the Director for the Wellness Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has worked with college students for 25 years. Linda says student have taught her a lot of what she knows. Linda's specialty is making science user friendly and fun. Her high energy and lively sense of humor have made her a popular national speaker. Linda loves to challenge people to think in new ways about all the “S’s” – sex, substance abuse, smoking, stress, silliness and spirituality.

The Emory & Henry College Powell Resource Center partnered with Highlands Behavioral Health Services, a community mental health and substance abuse services program serving Washington County, Va., to assist with funding this event.  The Peer Educators, The Dom-I-Necher Fraternity and the Emory & Henry College Health Center are also contributors for this informative program. 

For additional information please contact Jill Smeltzer, 276-944-6144 or J{?qXY}h5]sp\~+m[]#[1o&WENxN'tYY@-lRQ.