Events for Opioid Awareness Week

Opioid Awareness Fair

Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM,  Waterfall Plaza, WSU Main Campus

Weber State University will host an Opioid Awareness information fair.  WSU Clubs and Organizations in addition to several local community partners will have information and resources available to the Weber State University Community and to the Public.

For more information, please contact Roe Schoof rosemarieschoof@weber.edu.


The Power of Connection: Ending the Shame & Stigma by Telling the Addiction Story

Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 9:30 PM,  WSU Community Education Center, Rooms 106 & 108, 2605 Monroe Blvd., Ogden

Maureen Cavanagh, WSU alumna and author of If You Love Me:  A Mother’s Journey Through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, puts a face on the often-typical family who is affected by the opioid crisis.  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.  

Light Refreshments will be served at 6:30.  Presentation begins at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Fred Henderson fredhenderson@weber.edu.


The Real Face of the Opioid Epidemic: The Family Perspective

Thursday, October 3, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Interprofessional Education Bldg.  Room 206, WSU Main Campus

Maureen Cavanagh, WSU alumna and author of If You Love Me:  A Mother’s Journey Through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, 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.  Her book will be available to purchase.

For more information, please contact Fred Henderson fredhenderson@weber.edu.

 

Opioid Awareness Expert Panel

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Lindquist Hall, Barlow Lecture Room 101, WSU Main Campus

A panel of local and national experts will discuss the Opioid Crisis from different perspectives.  Panelist include Dr. Laurence Miller (August University), Maureen Cavanagh (author and founder of Magnolia New Beginnings), Mindy Vincent (Utah Harm Reduction Coalition), Christopher Leishman (fireman/first responder), Dr. Jennifer Plumb (founder of utahnaloxone.org), Dr. Jeff David (Weber Human Services) and Representative Raymond Ward.

Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM.  Panel Discussion begins at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please contact  Todd Hillhouse toddhillhouse@weber.edu.


A Role for Pre-Clinical Pain Research in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Friday, October 4, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Lindquist Hall, Barlow Lecture Hall 101 & 174, WSU Main Campus

Dr. Laurence Miller from Augusta University, will discuss how the development of new pre-clinical pain models may improve our understanding of the neurobiology of pain and our ability to identify promising candidate analgesics.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.

For more information, please contact Todd Hillhouse toddhillhouse@weber.edu.