November 14, 2014

Des Moines and Iowa City ‘Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland’ Forums

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A recent report shows methamphetamine usage and the potency of the drug available have increased, as have the number of children found to have illegal drugs in their systems. Children of meth users are at greater risk of adopting the drug themselves, raising concerns about future generations

Two IowaWatch forums based on the documentary “Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland” will seek solutions to Iowa’s cycle of meth abuse.

The forums, which will be held in Des Moines and in Iowa City on Nov. 19 and 20, will begin with a screening of the documentary followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with the audience.

Des Moines
Wednesday, November 19

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Register Media and UnityPoint Health of Des Moines

Des Moines Register Community Room
Capital Square lower level
400 Locust Street, Des Moines

Panel:
Katie Kuntz, documentary producer
Glennis Guerrero, recovering meth addict and recovery activist
Mike Edens, Powell Chemical Dependency Center certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor
Scott Nicholson, Jasper County Assistant Attorney

Co-moderators:
IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller and Des Moines Register Executive Editor Amalie Nash

Iowa City
Thursday, November 20

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by MECCA Services and The Press-Citizen

Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A
123 S. Linn Street, Iowa City

Panel:
Katie Kuntz, documentary producer
Glennis Guerrero, recovering meth addict and recovery activist
Jessica Peckover, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office jail alternatives coordinator
Fonda Frazier, clinical director at MECCA Services (replaces previously announced Wendy Danicourt, MECCA Services vice president of clinical operations)

Co-moderators:
IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller and Press-Citizen Community Content Editor Emily Nelson

MORE INFORMATION:

Press Release

Des Moines Flyer

Iowa City Flyer

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