The Wood County Prevention Coalition Community Meeting is set for April 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM. Our featured speaker is Scott C. Martin, PhD, Bowling Green State University History Professor and Department Chair. Martin will present on our nation’s past history with opioids and addiction, which in many ways parallels our current issues.
Scott C. Martin is a social and cultural historian who specializes in the 19th-century United States and the history of drugs and alcohol. Since receiving his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 he has taught at the University of California, Riverside, and, since 1993, BGSU.
He has written or edited books on 19th-century American leisure, the market revolution in America, and the antebellum US temperance movement. He has a chapter on the 20th-century U.S. and alcohol drugs policy in the Oxford Handbook of American Political history, and is working on a study about alcohol and drugs in the American Civil War. Dr. Martin has experience as being a past president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and the Ohio Academy of History.
Through this presentation, we can get a better understanding of how we got here in today’s history of drugs and alcohol, and where we go from here concerning the opiate epidemic. Other topics that will be included in the meeting is a presentation on the #Push4Prevention stipend, We are The Majority report, coalition news and reports, announcements, and round table discussion.