Forum Focuses on Underage and Binge Drinking

Posted: May 26, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: May 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Mason Alcohol, Drug and Health Education Director Mary Ann Sprouse is one of the panelists at a forum organized by Fairfax County Police to examine the growing phenomena of binge and high-risk drinking and their consequences.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, May 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus.

The forum will include screening of the award-winning documentary “HAZE” about a college freshman who lost his life due to binge drinking.

In addition to Sprouse, who is also a lecturer for Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Reality Check program and a member of the Fairfax County Task Force to Reduce Underage Drinking, other panelists are

  • Fairfax County Chief of Police Col. David M. Rohrer
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital Trauma Chief Margaret Griffen
  • A parent whose child died following drinking at a college party

The forum will be held in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, second floor, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.

For more information, contact Lucy Caldwell at 703-246-3271.

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