Nov. 1 be-WISE-er event to battle substance abuse

October 28, 2016 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The University of Toledo Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, the nation’s largest and oldest co-educational professional business fraternity, will host its second be-WISE-er event on substance abuse Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Student Union Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

bewiseer2016Several community organizations will provide information about what people can do if they or someone they know is addicted to harmful substances. Activities, such as wearing “beer goggles” that provide a unique sensory experience, will engage the participants.

“We are proud to present this free community event to continue the fight against the crippling issue of substance abuse,” said Natalie Zerucha, organizer of this event and a human resource management and marketing major in the College of Business and Innovation.

“Alpha Kappa Psi is truly humbled by the community’s support of our first be-WISE-er event, and we look forward to growing and promoting be-WISE-er so it has as big an impact on the city as possible. With this, our second event, we know that we can help build a better college community, as well as a better Toledo.”

Be-WISE-er is open to the community but will focus on college-age individuals who are at a particularly high risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

More than 300 people participated in Alpha Kappa Psi’s first event at UT this spring.

The keynote presentation will be given by Team Recovery, a Toledo organization dedicated to promoting heroin education and awareness, followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.

There will be food, free T-shirts, raffle prizes and more.

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