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Publish Date: 10/01/98
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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National Alcohol Awareness Speaker Brings Responsible Drinking Message to UC

Cincinnati--Alcohol and drug awareness counselor Mike Green will speak on Wednesday, October 21, at two programs geared to University of Cincinnati (UC) students. Greenís visit is UC Medical Centerís fall program for the universityís "Just Community" initiative. His presentation, entitled "A Toast to Responsible Drinking," is scheduled for 12:00 noon at Room 7051 in the Medical Sciences Building on East Campus and 7:00 p.m. at Zimmer Auditorium in Zimmer Hall on West Campus. The program is sponsored by UC Medical Center and is free for UC students, faculty, and staff.

UCís Just Community initiative began in 1995 and is aimed at creating community among the diverse departments, divisions, students, faculty, and staff at the university. Led by Mitchel Livingston, UCís vice president for Student Affairs and Human Resources, the program is an effective outlet for the discussion of values that affect members of our community.

As a former college student at West Chester University, Green has first-hand experience with alcohol, spending his days playing football and drinking. His presentation doesnít focus on abstinence. Instead, he speaks about personal accountability and responsible drinking. He also tries to help students identify the pattern of their drinking in hopes of preventing them from becoming alcoholics.

As president of Collegiate Consultants on Drugs and Alcohol, Green has provided information about the mental and physical effects of substance abuse to more than 1,000 colleges around the country. In 1987, Green gave expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Substance Control. He serves as a consultant to the University of Akron, Temple University, Villanova University, as well as many other colleges.

At the request of Senator Bill Bradley, Green developed a drug and alcohol awareness program for the New Jersey high schools. He has also produced programs for the medical societies in New Jersey and Virginia and for professional sports teams like the Philadelphia Flyers.


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