UF’s College of Pharmacy is partnering with Hancock County’s Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) in a second year of educating students and the community on drug addiction and local resources. “Combating Chemical Dependency: A Community Effort” will run weekly from Aug. 24 through December 14. The course is offered to UF pharmacy students as an elective for credit (PHAR 449-52) and to members of the community at no charge. Community participants can attend all sessions, or select specific areas of interest.
Michael Milks, Ph.D., UF professor of pharmaceutical services, is coordinating and facilitating the course. Along with his own presentations, Milks has scheduled speakers from law enforcement, social services, education and the health care community. Session topics include “Heroin, Fentanyl, and America’s Opioid Epidemic,” “Meth Lab Hazards and Cleanup,” and “Opiate Odyssey and Recovery: One Pharmacy Professional’s Story.” A complete schedule is available at Combating Chemical Dependency: A Community Effort.
Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. in Room 2225 in the Davis Street Building on the UF campus. Parking is available behind the building. No registration is necessary.