Convocations

 OPIOID AWARENESS WEEK

Maureen Cavanagh

THE POWER OF CONNECTION: ENDING SHAME & STIGMA BY TELLING THE ADDICTION STORY

Speaker: Maureen Cavanagh
Location: WSU Community Education Center, Room 108/106
Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 6:30 p.m. Refreshments  |  7 - 9:30 p.m. Lecture
Audience: Community Event

In her book, If You Love Me, Maureen, puts a face on the often typical family who is affected by the opioid crisis and brings a message of hope and recovery to her readers. She will share her personal story of her daughter's heroin addiction and how her founding of Magnolia New Beginnings and its online support groups have brought together a community of over 25,000 people.

 

THE REAL FACE OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: THE FAMILY PERSPECTIVE

Speaker: Maureen Cavanagh
Location: Interprofessional Education Bldg., Room 206, WSU Main Campus
Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Audience: Community Event

Maureen will share her experience with the issues faced by those who work with individuals struggling with a substance use disorder and their families. This valuable information is applicable to students studying pre-med, nursing, law enforcement, social work or education as well as the general public.

 


DR. LAURENCE MILLER

A ROLE FOR PRE-CLINICAL PAIN RESEARCH IN ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS

Speaker: Dr. Laurence Miller
Location: Lindquist Hall Rooms 101 & 174, WSU Main Campus
Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Light Refreshments will be served
Audience: Community Event

Opioid misuse and addiction is a significant health issue. One potential solution to this issue is improved addiction
treatment strategies. An alternative, but the complementary solution is an identification of safe and effective alternatives to opioids for managing pain.

Dr. Miller will have lunch with a small (5-8) group of students at 11:30 am in LH 107. If you are interested in attending this lunch, please email toddhillhouse@weber.edu. Any major/minor can attend the small-group lunch.

 

 


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