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From Bois Sauvage to Philadelphia: The Impact of Addiction on Families

From Bois Sauvage to Philadelphia: The Impact of Addiction on Families

Check out “From Bois Sauvage to Philadelphia: The Impact of Addiction on Families” on Wednesday, February 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (3225 Arch Street).

Addiction is a force shaping the experience of every family member in Jesmyn Ward’s novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. The ravages of drug addiction on fictional Bois Sauvage, Mississippi are in many ways similar to those in Philadelphia. 

At this panel discussion, students and faculty experts from Drexel’s Departments of Community Health and Prevention, Behavioral Health and Addiction Counseling, and Criminology and Justice Studies will explore questions such as: How do generational and systemic traumas drive addiction? What are the consequences of criminalizing addiction? How can approaches to treatment be reconceived to address whole-family wellness?

Please email jkrohn@drexel.edu to RSVP or for more information.

This is one of several upcoming One Book, One Philadelphia events at Drexel.

Related LibGuide: Sing, Unburied, Sing: One Book, One Philadelphia 2019 by Elise Ferer

Date:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Campus:
University City Campus

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw