Seminar on Prescription Drug Abuse Will be December 14

Prescription Drug Abuse in Today’s Society: A Growing Problem

November 17, 2011



Information:  Daemen College Social Work




           The Daemen College Social Work Department will present a luncheon seminar, “Prescription Drugs in Today’s Society,” 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in Wick Center Alumni Lounge on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.


           The presentation will be by Elise Lesakowski, LMSW. Cost is $25.00 per person and includes lunch. For information contact the Daemen College Social Work Department, 839-8515. Reservations are requested.


           Prescription drug abuse affects people of all ages and is a growing challenge to communities and society. Prescription medications are, more and more, the preferred drugs of choice among substance abusers, as evidenced by the growing number of prescription drug abusers visiting emergency rooms as well as overdosing. This workshop will focus on understanding commonly abused prescription drugs, and how use of such medications affects the abuser as well as the community. Treatment options available for people who are addicted to prescription drugs will also be presented.


Elise Lesakowski, LMSW, began her training in substance abuse and addictions at Kaleida’s STAR  Program, serving in outpatient drug/alcohol rehabilitation. She also received  training at New Beginnings, a halfway house in Buffalo, and she is currently a Rehabilitation Counselor at Sheehan Health Network, City View Treatment Center, in their inpatient Rehabilitation Program.


Elise is a graduate of the Daemen College Social Work and Sociology program and the MSW program at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.


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