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Sept. 22: The Truth About Drugs

Addiction is real and a part of many people’s lives in some way. Drugs are a problem in our communities and they are easy to acquire, attain, and some are even considered socially acceptable.

Dr. Joy DeGruy and Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-District 40, are both passionate advocates for educating the community about this growing issue, and are leading a seminar that addresses:

  • Understanding where and how drugs are derived in Minnesota neighborhoods
  • Characterizing several different types of drugs, names of drugs, and the physical, emotional and social effects drugs have on human lives
  • Understanding the effects that drug use has on the nation’s youth and statistics of drug use by people age 18 years and younger
  • Understanding that addiction is a reality in many of the lives of our nation’s youth
  • Recognizing that a user can be addicted to a drug after a single use
  • Explaining the difficulty that an addict experiences in overcoming addiction, and the reality of physical and emotional ties to the drug (i.e., they can’t just “get over it”)
  • Learning about resources that are available and be able to effectively refer someone who is interested in recovery
  • Earning Continuing Educational Credits

Event: The Truth About Drugs
Time: 11:30 a.m to 4 p.m.
Date: Friday, Sept. 22
Location: North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Grand Hall, East Parking Lot
Brooklyn Park

4.0 CE hours provided by Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP),
a NAADAC Approved Education Provider.

$15 Registration Fee for CE Credits proceeds support NHCC Food Cupboard

Click on this link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-truth-about-drugs-tickets-36936666564?aff=eac2

Click here to see the event flyer.

Metropolitan State partnership will extend bachelors degree options to students at North Hennepin Community College

A Metropolitan State University partnership to offer students bachelor degree major options at North Hennepin Community College’s (NHCC) Brooklyn Park campus was signed at a commemoration event March 3.

The partnership provides the unprecedented offering for higher education to students in the west metro, where demand is increasing for high quality degrees at the baccalaureate, bachelors and masters levels. As soon as students enter NHCC they can begin to consider their four-year degrees. The partnership currently offers students nursing and business administration as bachelor’s degree options at NHCC’s Brooklyn Park campus. Economics, English and human services are scheduled to be available in fall 2016. Communication studies and health systems studies will be offered in fall 2017, with psychology to be offered in fall 2018.

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