Col­lege host­ing ad­dic­tions fair

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Ti­jana Martin LETHBRIDGE HER­ALD

Lethbridge Col­lege will be host­ing nu­mer­ous com­mu­nity agen­cies dur­ing “The Op­po­site of Ad­dic­tion is Connection Health Re­source Fair” to­day as part of na­tional Ad­dic­tions Aware­ness Week.

Stu­dents, staff and com­mu­nity mem­bers will be con­nected with 10 com­mu­nity agen­cies such as Al­berta Health Ser­vices, ARCHES, McMan and Safe 2 Party, along with six on­cam­pus sup­port groups.

The fair takes place from 10:30 a.m. un­til 1:30 p.m. in Cen­tre Core, al­low­ing passersby the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about ad­dic­tion pre­ven­tion, sup­port and treat­ment.

“That is re­ally want we want to fo­cus on for this re­source fair, how we have many groups both at the col­lege and in the com­mu­nity that are work­ing in a va­ri­ety of ways to tackle ad­dic­tion at its root causes, with an em­pha­sis on pre­ven­tion in­stead of just on treat­ment,” said event or­ga­nizer and ad­dic­tions coun­selling fourthyear practicum stu­dent KaraLyn Fredrick­son in a re­lease.

There will also be three break­out ses­sions in room TE1228: doggy de-stress, 10:30 to 11:50 a.m.; over­dose pre­ven­tion and nalox­one train­ing, 12 to 1 p.m.; and a su­per­vised con­sump­tion site com­mu­nity meet­ing, 3 to 4 p.m.

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