Programs at Manchester Campus Deal with Substance Abuse Issues
Two programs at the Manchester Campus on Thursday, May 3, will deal with issues related to illicit drug use and substance abuse.
From 9 a.m. to noon, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, Operation Unite and the Office of Drug Control Policy will deliver a comprehensive train-the-trainer presentation of the PACT360 program, an informative community education program designed to deal with existing drug issues and rapidly respond to emerging drug threats.
The multi-part session will consist of three presentations designed specifically for parents and teens to provide them with up-to-date information about today’s drug and alcohol landscape. Each presentation contains expert tips on how to deliver the individual program proficiently and what tools and resources are needed to bring the PACT360 program to a community.
The goal of PACT360, organizers say, is to help reduce illicit drug use and its accompanying criminal behavior, thereby improving the safety and quality of life of the community.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Koula Oakley at 606-877-1012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Outside the Wire will present The Dionysus Project’s dramatic reading of scenes from Euripedes’ “Bacchae.” The event, presented with Operation UNITE and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, features accomplished actors Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Driver, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Francis James.
“Bacchae” is an ancient Greek play about the destructive power of intoxication. The reading/discussion format is intended to break down the stigma associated with substance abuse and addiction and promote health dialogue among diverse communities – public and professional – to foster compassion, cooperation and understanding.
Admission for the afternoon presentation is free, but seating is limited. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Koula Oakley by Friday, April 27, at 606-330-1400 or at email@example.com.