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September 12, 2022

FDOH Lee to host Substance Abuse and Misuse Workshop on September 27


Fort Myers, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH Lee) would like to invite all members of the community to a Substance Abuse and Misuse Workshop on September 27th. This hour-long workshop takes place from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the South Building, Meeting Room AB located at 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Attendees should expect to be provided with the tools needed to recognize the key differences between use, misuse, and abuse. The workshop will also provide participants with a basic understanding of the various types of drugs and their effects on the human body.  In addition, participants will leave with a better understanding of the key differences between physical and psychological dependence. 

"Drugs are medicinal if taken properly, deadly if taken too much, and potentially harmful if taken improperly. Humans have a complex history with drugs that has taken generations to achieve our still evolving understanding of therapeutic medicine. I invite anyone who is looking to understand this complex and dynamic relationship to this workshop and expand their knowledge on the medically accepted use, misuse, and abuse of drugs." Steven Diaz MSW, RCSWI, Human Services Counselor and presenter.

At the end of the presentation, there will be a fifteen-minute question and answer session.

About the Florida Department of Health

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