Substance Abuse Expert to Speak

Substance Abuse Expert to Speak

Substance Abuse Expert to Speak

Youth substance abuse is a concern in Rutland County. Families and community members ask these questions time and again: Why do teens love risk taking, including using alcohol and drugs? How do addictive drugs change the adolescent brain? Michael Nerney, a renowned expert on substance abuse prevention a nd education, will be speaking on teen substance abuse issues on Wednesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Withey East Room at Green Mountain College, and Thursday, May 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brandon Inn.

“Green Mountain College is delighted to host such a nationally recognized expert on the impact of substance use on the developing brain, and to be able to do so for our whole community at no cost,” said Peg Gregory, LICSW, with Green Mountain College. “We are grateful to the Partners for Prevention of Rutland County for making this timely and important presentation possible.” Tickets are not required, but people are asked to sign up in advance by going to eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Rachel Newton at rlnewton@rrmc.org.

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