Substance abuse workshop scheduled

From Catawba Valley Community College Reports

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Due to an increase in substance abuse in the area, Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory will host “Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction: A Conference to Promote Awareness and Understanding” Saturday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college’s Tarlton Complex.

Designed for educators, counselors and employers 18 or older, the conference features experts on understanding, preventing and recovering from addiction in adults, infants and adolescents. Teachers and counselors who attend may apply for credits toward their professional certificates by attending. The conference is also open to the public, especially those whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse.