Wright County Health and Human Services and MEADA (Mentorship, Education and Drug Awareness) will be co-sponsoring an event dealing with destigmatizing substance use disorders on Thursday, Aug. 12.
“In Other Words: Combatting Stigma and Transforming Culture Through Language Change” is a presentation from Dr. Alena Balasanova, a nationally and internationally published clinician who specializes in addiction psychiatry education and destigmatizing substance use disorders.
Dr. Balasanova was awarded the American Medical Foundation Award for Health Education. Dr. Balasanova will make two presentations on Aug. 12 – one for professionals from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and another for community members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School (877 Bison Boulevard).
This event is made possible through grant funding from Drug-Free Communities. To learn more about this event and other MEADA activities, go to www.MEADA.net.