SPOONER, Wis. -- A seminar for the public, Our Community Opportunity, Solutions to Alcohol Abuse, is taking place on Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – noon, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Spooner Health, located downstairs at the hospital in Spooner, 1280 Chandler Drive.

The seminar is sponsored by the Alcoholics Anonymous organizations serving Washburn, Burnett and Barron Counties to explore community-based solutions to alcohol abuse and renew the commitment of Alcoholics Anonymous to helping individuals, families and communities recover from the damage of alcoholism. Abuse of alcohol, as well as drugs, has been ranked at or near the top of all health issues affecting our communities, according to recent health assessments in Barron, Burnett and Washburn counties.

Keynote speaker is Julia Sherman, who directs the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her speech is entitled “A Wisconsin Free From Alcohol-Related Harm: A Possible Dream.” Sherman chaired the Alcohol, Culture and Environment Work Group of the Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and authored its final report, Changing Wisconsin’s Alcohol Environment to Promote Safe and Healthy Lives.

There is no charge for attendance, but pre-registration is required by May 31 at ourcommunityopportunity@gmail.com. Complimentary coffee and continental breakfast will be available.

For additional information, please call Kevin at 715-939-1129


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