On Tuesday November 7th, 2017, Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famer, Bernie Parent will be speaking to the Neumann University community. Mr. Parent has spent the last 35 years of his life in recovery and will be sharing his story of his battle against addiction along side Mary Ciammetti. Mary Ciammetti started the “Don’t Stall, Just Call” campaign to help college students understand the risk of binge drinking after her son Christian died from alcohol poisoning at Temple University.
Ciammetti and Parent have both been advocates throughout the community to help spread awareness. Binge drinking is a serious problem on college campuses across the country, with about 40 percent of students reporting they have met the criteria in the prior two weeks. For men, that’s five drinks in a sitting. For women, it’s four drinks. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries.Colleges are seeing more high-risk drinkers – and the students are drinking more heavily, mixing other substances and suffering more harmful consequences.
This event is being facilitated by Lou Emanuele of the Malvern Institute Recovery Center and will take place at 7:00 pm in the Student Multipurpose Hall in the Bruder Center.