UF College of Pharmacy Helping Address Community Addiction Issues
“Combating Chemical Dependency: A Community Effort,” is a 14-week series of classes coordinated by The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy and sponsored by the University, Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), Hancock County Community Partnership and Hancock County Opiate Task Force. The series begins on Aug. 19 and will continue every Wednesday evening through Nov. 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public.
According to Michael Milks, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the series will aim to create an atmosphere of broad community ownership of addiction issues with a specific focus on how to become part of the solution. Participants may attend any number of the individual sessions as each will focus on a different perspective of the chemical dependency issue. In addition to faculty and staff from The University of Findlay and community agencies, presenters will include Andrew Webb, special agent, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio BCI and Jon Sprague, Ph.D., director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science.
The series begins with an “Overview of Chemical Dependency” presented by Professor Milks and continues on to discuss law enforcement, marijuana legalization and youth substance use disorders. All sessions will be held in Room 2225, Davis Street Building on the UF campus. For a complete schedule and list of topics, visit yourpathtohealth.org and click on “Community Learning Series Announced.”