Mayor’s Youth Corps Hosts Forum on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Rehabilitation

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Teens, their parents and all interested individuals are invited to a FREE educational forum on addiction and substance abuse. Stop the Stigma: A Dialogue on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Rehabilitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Barksdale Adult Activity Center, 1801 North Lincoln Avenue in Macfarlane Park.


The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, a program of the City of Tampa that works to allow local teens the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply them through various service projects and event workshops, sponsors the session.


Speakers will discuss the causes, treatments and personal experiences relating to addiction as well as and how to be aware of this prevalent issue.


While the event is FREE and OPEN to the public, reservations are requested by November 4, 2019 and may be made by contacting Molly Biebel, City of Tampa Youth Development Coordinator, at (813) 274-5909, or via email at


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted via phone at 813-274-3964, email at, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at



WHO: Tampa teens, their parents and other interested individuals

WHAT: Educational Presentation on Addiction and Substance Abuse

WHERE: David M. Barksdale Center, 1801 N Lincoln Ave, Tampa, FL  33607

WHEN: November 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.