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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

logoBeginning Monday, Jan, 23 and running throughout the week, Baton Rouge Community College will present a variety of activities centered on drug and alcohol awareness.

The schedule will kick off on the Mid-City campus in the cafeteria area of the Bienvenue Student Center on Jan. 23 at noon. A lecture titled Dangers of Prescription Drugs will be facilitated by BRCC Nursing faculty members, Phyllis LeBlanc and Maria Godfrey.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, a Lunch-n-Learn program will be held at the Acadian site on the second floor of the student activity room from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees are advised to bring their own lunch for the lecture titled, Dangers of Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving, facilitated by BRCC’s Assistant Chief of Police, Luther Lamar, Jr. Acadian site activities continue on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon, when the Lex Lee Kids Drunk Driving Simulator will be housed in the first floor lobby area.

An additional Dangers of Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving Lunch-n-Learn will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at noon on the Mid-City campus in room 152 of the Bienvenue Student Center. Kiera Robinson of MADD will facilitate. Attendees are advised to bring their own lunch.

The Lex Lee Kids Drunk Driving Simulator will return to BRCC on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Mid-City campus in the cafeteria area of the Bienvenue Student Center.

The week of activities will culminate on Friday, Jan. 27 on the Mid-City campus with a health and resource fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria area of the Bienvenue Student Center. 

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

 
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