Worthington Cares Speaker Series - November 6, 2019
Generation Rx and the Science of Addiction! Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, Ph.D. at Worthington Kilbourne High School
Medicines help us to live longer and healthier lives, but when misused, can be just as dangerous and addictive as illicit drugs. This interactive session will explore the science behind prescription drug misuse and the disease of addiction. Additionally, participants will learn how to model and promote safe medication-taking practices at home and in the community.
Drug Safe Worthington, in partnership with Worthington Schools, will be offering a 5 month speaker series. The topics for the series will be centered on mental health, substance abuse, addiction, as well as the latest trends involving the schools and our community.
On the evening of the event a light dinner will be provided by the local faith community. In addition, free child care for youth ages 5-14 will be available in the gymnasium for each event.