Thursday, May 08, 2008

“Don’t Fall Prey to Meth”

Methamphetamine Abuse Presentation To Be Given
Free to Public at City & County Building

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
A monthly presentation on substance abuse issues that affect our community

Date: Friday, May 9th, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 326, Salt Lake City and County Building (451 S. State St.)

Topic: “Don’t Fall Prey to Meth”

Methamphetamine ("meth") use affects more than just the person using the drug. It literally impacts the lives of all Utah citizens; users, spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, children, friends, neighbors, educators, businesses - indeed, entire communities. The drug possesses an insidious ability to strike in unexpected places. In fact, the face of meth addiction is most often that of a woman, often with young children. Meth use in Utah has devastating effects for families and communities. We'll explore some prevention and intervention strategies that may help people not fall prey to meth.

Guest Speaker: Mike Cottam is a retired public educator with experience as a counselor and prevention specialist. As an educator, he was honored with the U. S. Department of Education recognition for outstanding achievement in Drug and Alcohol education, the Alpine Excellence in Teaching award and the Utah State PTA Friend of Children award.

Mike is a member of the Utah National Guard and recently received the prestigious Utah National Guard Minuteman Award for 40 years of outstanding service to his country.

For more information contact: Abbie Vianes, Tel: (801) 535-7936


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