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Town Hall: Alcohol and Other Drugs (NYC)

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According to a recent study, 5.1 million young people reported binge drinking at least once in the last month. On Wednesday, October 30, reps from the medial field and nonprofit agencies will discuss how we can combat this growing epidemic.

Did you know that alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 7.4 million people aged 1220 drank alcohol in a month, which represents 1-in-5 people within this age bracket. About 1-in-8 reportedly drank excessively (or were binge-drinking) in that same timeframe.

To address this growing issue, representatives from the medical field and nonprofit agencies alongside Pace staff will participate in a town hall to discuss how we can all work together to combat excessive drug use.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Bianco Room
NYC Campus

Presenters include:

  • >> Dr. Brenna Farmer, Site Director, NYP Lower Manhattan Emergency Department
  • >> Ronni Katz, Director, NYC Prevention Resource Center Children’s Aid Society
  • >> Keith Gorman, Assistant Director, Office of Residential Life and Housing, Pace University's NYC Campus
  • >> Dustin Williams, Director, Safety and Security, Pace University (NYC Campus)
  • >> Matt Brown, Associate Director, First-Year Experience, Pace University
  • >> Juliette Verrengia, Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Specialist, Pace University's NYC Campus

Pizza and refreshments will be served! This event is sponsored by Pace's Counseling Center.