Youth Development Series!

posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:31 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 8:31 AM ]

The New Epidemic
Teen Prescription Drug Abuse


Thursday, May 21, 2015
1:00-3:00 pm
Allen County Public Library, Auditorium (Lower Level)
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

2 CEUs are offered with preregistration onlySeating is limited--register early.


Every day, on average, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Sixty percent of teens who abused prescription pain relievers did so before the age of 15. Anyone working with youth today needs to understand the scope of this problem. This presentation will help you identify drugs of concern and understand how they work. You will also be able to recognize adverse outcomes and symptoms of prescription drug abuse. Most importantly, you will be able to understand how we can help our youth and identify emerging threats to our children.

Presenter: Deborah McMahan, MD

Deborah McMahan, MD, was appointed Health Commissioner of Allen Countyin May 2000. In that capacity, she is charged with carrying out the department’s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing injury and disease for all of Allen County’s 350,000 residents. She earned her B.S. from Purdue University in 1986 and medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1990. Following residency training in internal medicine, she completed a research fellowship with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. Dr. McMahan is a state-licensed physician and a member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society. During her career, she has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including 2014 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Public Health Work by the American Public Health Association, the Indiana Commission for Women 2014 Torchbearer Award, Raymond Rosenberger award, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow and the Indiana University Alumni Association President’s Award.

NO COST FOR THIS TRAINING. Parking is FREE with a valid ACPL card.  2 CEUs are offered with preregistration only.


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