Pharmacist to speak on the effects of mixing

Denise Irby, pharmacist at the Student Health Center will be presenting “Prescription for Death,” a discussion about the harmful effects of alcohol and drug combinations at 5:30 p.m. in the LSC 315.

“There can be extreme consequences when combing alcohol and other drugs,” said Denise Irby, SHC pharmacist. “Check with a licensed healthcare professional before mixing substances.”

According to the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in 2005, roughly 305,731 drug related emergency visits involved alcohol or a major illicit drug.

“One focus of the Alcohol Abuse Initiative is to reduce risky alcohol consumption,” said Michelle Lovering, SHC programming coordinator. “Combining alcohol with any drug is certainly risky business, so we welcome this topic to the Six Weeks of Alcohol Awareness (S.W.A.A.T.) lineup,” she continued.

Students are also invited to stay for the question and answer session after the presentation.

Participants should bring their S.W.A.A.T. sheets and receive their free prizes. For more information, contact Michelle Lovering at (936) 294-4347 or at Also visit online at to learn more about S.W.A.A.T. activities.

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