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New Concord Area Addiction Coalition holds symposium on campus

Ana KehrbergDr. Ana Kehrberg, an associate professor of psychology at Muskingum University, speaks at the New Concord Addiction Symposium hosted by the New Concord Area Addiction Coalition (NCAAC) on Saturday at the University.

Dr. Kehrberg opened up the public event with discussions on how addictive drugs affect the brain and how biological, social and environmental factors contribute. Workshops offered during the symposium focused on the impact of addiction on children with afflicted parents, recovery resources and services available in the New Concord area and how addiction is handled in a correctional facility.

NCAAC, founded in 2016, is comprised of community and village leaders, area ministers and Muskingum University faculty and staff. For more information about the NCAAC or future events, contact the College Drive Presbyterian Church at 740-826-4036.