Register for the Getting to Know Meth and Marijuana Presentation Oct. 21; National Medication Take Back Day is Oct. 22

By Sue Danielson

Viterbo community members are invited to attend an informational program on the dangers of meth and marijuana use from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in the School of Nursing Building room 196. The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the event is to educate all those who have an impact in the lives of youth and their families: employers, school staff, the medical community, etc. Meth arrests have rapidly increased in La Crosse County over the past two years. Those who suffer from substance use disorders didn’t start with meth or prescription drugs. The pathway to addiction most often starts with marijuana and/or alcohol.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Johnson, investigative coordinator with West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department
  • Nick Passe, Passe Law Office
  • Anne Patton, drug treatment court coordinator, Justice Support Services

RSVP to Sue Danielson at ext. 3806 or scdanielson@viterbo.edu or Judi Zabel at 608-785-9855 or jzabel@lacrossecounty.org. This program is sponsored by the La Crosse County Prevention Network. 

National Medication Take Back Day is Oct. 22

It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinets for the fall. Saturday, Oct. 22 is a National Take Back Day. Go through your medicine cabinets and take the unused or expired medications to your local police department and put them in the Medication Drop Box. If you are a student on campus, health services can help with disposal of small amounts of medications. Call 796-3806 or scdanielson@viterbo.edu for more information.