Prior to Dr. Dewey’s presentation, the Council of Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County (CAPE) will set up an educational intervention, designed for parents and guardians, that allows participants to explore a model teen bedroom and identify paraphernalia and other possible indicators of substance use/misuse. Follow up includes a presentation to review and discuss the various paraphernalia in a model room.  Doors will open at 6 pm for interaction with CAPE’s program, followed by Dr. Dewey’s talk at 6:30 pm.

According to his bio, Dr. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  He has conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain which have led to the development of an effective treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. At Lourdes, he will discuss the effect of addictive drugs on the brain and what makes some people more likely to use drugs. 

Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tri-state area. His informative message has reached hundreds of thousands of school-age children, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors. 

Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday

This event will take place in the Our Lady of Lourdes High School Auditorium located at 131 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie. It is open to the public and we invite all interested individuals to attend. For more information, please contact Our Lady of Lourdes High School at 845-463-0400, ext. 1122.