National Collegiate Drug and Alcohol Awareness Activities

October 16th – 28th, 2017


Monday, October 16th

Kick-off Event
FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster and dignitaries kick off the week with a proclamation ceremony and a preview of the events throughout the month.

Immediately following, Carolyn D. Weems, Co-Chair of Outreach for the Hampton Roads Regional Opioid Task Force; Vice-Chair of the Virginia School Board Association, Tidewater Region; and Representative to the Virginia Beach School Board, will share the story of her daughter Caitlyn’s rapid decline and death from a heroin overdose. 

11:15 a.m. in the Cougar Grille area of the Student Center

Crisis Toolkit: Strategies and Approaches to Support Friends Battling with Drug or Alcohol Abuse

Jay Hessler, CAC, LCPC, LPC, Adolescent Substance Use Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Division of the Frederick County Health Department

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center


Tuesday, October 17th

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day

Information, Support, and Recovery Resource Fair featuring community partners from law enforcement, health fields, recovery centers, businesses, and education. Event will also feature the Arrive Alive Drunk Driving Simulator and a free lunch.

Pick up a passport card, visit each table, get your card punched, and be entered into a drawing for gift cards and prizes.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cougar Grille area of the Student Center

Overdose Response Training/NARCAN Intervention Training

Offered by Frederick County Health Department, this hour-long training is available to anyone at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication or anyone who may have an opportunity to help someone else experiencing overdose.

Led by Jay Hessler, CAC, LCPC, LPC, Adolescent Substance Use Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Division of the Frederick County Health Department

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center

Alyssa’s Story

A local mother’s compelling story of love, courage, and survival after the loss of her daughter to heroin. Immediately following, EMMY Award-winning producer Conrad Weaver will be showing a trailer of his upcoming documentary film, “Heroin’s Grip,” which tells the story of the heroin epidemic in Frederick County. Event is offered in partnership with the Frederick City Police.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, located in the Visual & Performing Arts Center
 

Wednesday, October 18th

Understanding the Good Samaritan Law: Everything You Need To Know To Keep Your Friends Safe.

Led by Carin Miller, Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates, MD Coalition of Families

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center

Honest Conversations about Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

Led by the Frederick County Health Department Recovery Support Team

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center
 

Thursday, October 19th

Campus Resources for Student Mental Health and Addiction Support

Join FCC Learning Support Staff as we discuss the programs, services, and support available to students who are experiencing mental health and/or addictions issues or concerns. This session will provide a confidential environment for students to share concerns, ask questions, and get the support they need to be successful in class and beyond.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center

Overdose Response Training/NARCAN Intervention Training

Offered by Frederick County Health Department, this training is available to anyone at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication or anyone who may have an opportunity to help someone else experiencing overdose.

Lead by Jay Hessler, CAC, LCPC, LPC, Adolescent Substance Use Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Division of the Frederick County Health Department

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room H105 in the Student Center

Written Off: The Short, Sad, Beautiful Life of Matt Edwards

Screening of an award-winning documentary that portrays the powerful story of a young man who struggled for 10 years with the stigma of his addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. 
Cynthia Terl, of The Wells House, will facilitate a discussion and Q&A following the film.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room H202/203 in the Student Center
 

Thursday, October 26th

Artist Event

Celebrated artist Geraldine O’Riley shares “The Power of Creativity in Recovery.”

7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Room H102A in the Student Center   


Saturday, October 28th

Opioid Crisis Awareness and Prevention Workshop: Focus on Proper Use of Opioids and Alternative Treatment Plans

8:30 a.m. - Frederick County District Attorney Charles Smith speaks on Law Enforcement and the Opioid Crisis.
  • Current Trends on Opioid -related Crimes
  • Intervention strategies for Opioid related crimes
  • Law Enforcement perception of the current Epidemic
 
9:25 a.m. – Dr. Angelo Falcone, Emergency Room Physicians in the Forefront of this Crisis.
  • Limits on Emergency Room Prescription of Narcotics
  • Newer Strategies to improve function and decrease pain
  • Differentiation between "major" and "Minor" injuries.
  • The Crisp Database and PDMP
 
10:30 a.m. – Dr. John Rosa, DC, Alternative Strategies in the Reliance on Medication for the Alleviation of Musculoskeletal Pain.               
  • "The White Paper"
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Preliminary Results of an Integrated Approach with a Busy PC Office
 
11:30 a.m. – Dr. Mary MacDonald, Medical Director, Hospice of Frederick County, "Judicious Use of Narcotics for the Control of Pain during Terminal Cancer End of Life             
  • Definitions of Terminality and End of Life
  • Hospice as a vehicle for Pain Control
  • Hospice Services during End of Life
  • The MOLST form

Special thanks to all of our community partners who have assisted in the production of this event, most notably:
Frederick County Health Department – Behavioral Health Division, Opioid Misuse Prevention Program, Recovery Support Team, Frederick City Police, Frederick County Sherriff’s Office, Whitesell’s Pharmacy, The Wells House/ Gail House, Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, Hospice of Frederick County, Dr. John Rosa, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates, speakers Carolyn Weems and Sandy Honaker, and the FCC Learning Support Division.

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