College hosting addictions fair
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.