Alcohol, Drug Summit To Be Held Over Weekend

The SHSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will work to raise awareness of substance use and abuse, while attempting to strengthen healthy attitudes during the fourth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit Sept. 11-12.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, followed by a series of breakout panels and a lunch and keynote address by NCAA-sanctioned speaker Rick Barnes, who will discuss “Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol,” which details an individual’s responsibility with alcohol consumption.

Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to attend as many as seven interactive sessions covering more than 20 topics on various alcohol-, drug-, supplement-, sex- and safety-related issues.

Saturday’s sessions, which coincide with Bearkat Family Weekend, will include a keynote address by alcohol educators Mary and Bill Hill on “Motivating Millennials to Change the Social Culture” and breakout sessions during which parents can learn from SHSU representatives about the university’s alcohol and drug policies, campus resources for students in need of services relating to use, and how to recognize signs of use in students.

Registration for the summit is free for both SHSU and Huntsville community members and can be submitted online or printed from

For more information, contact Rosanne Keathley, ADAI coordinator, at 936.294.1171 or e-mail

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