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Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking set for Oct. 23 on Hattiesburg Campus

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 14:33pm | By: David Tisdale

A town hall meeting examining the topic of underage drinking will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joe Paul Theater at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), located on the second floor of the Thad Cochran Center of the Hattiesburg campus. This free event is open to the public.

Presented by USM’s School of Psychology Behavior and Alcohol Research Lab, Moffitt Health Center, Wellness Ambassadors, and Collegiate Recovery Community, this event is supported in part by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as part of its Prevent Underage Drinking Initiative. 

Dr. Mike Madson, professor of counseling psychology and director of the USM School of Psychology’s Behavior and Alcohol Research Lab, said the event is an important opportunity to address substance use and misuse.

“We were very fortunate to receive this funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to begin a conversation on campus about different opportunities to address underage drinking, and reducing the harms associated with alcohol use,” said Dr. Madson. “We hope for a quality discussion and generation of different ideas.”

The USM School of Psychology is housed in the College of Education and Human Sciences. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Madson at michael.madsonFREEMississippi.