‘Thursdays at the U’ presenter to discuss devastating effects of meth abuse

Stacey Frolik

Stacey Frolik

“kNOw Meth Barron County?” Yes, we should all “know” more about the effects of methamphetamines. And, yes, we can work toward “no” more meth in Barron County.

Stacey Frolik, director of the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services, will present on the devastating effects of methamphetamine abuse from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, as part of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays at the U" lecture and performance series. The event will be in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus, 1800 College Drive.

Frolik will discuss the social and emotional costs of meth, as well as the ways in which it is a financial drain on county resources. She also will address what needs to be done to solve this problem and how each of us can assist in the process.

Frolik has served in her current position for the past four years and as a Barron County social worker for 16 years before that. She has seen firsthand the deleterious effects that meth has on families in our area.

For more information about "Thursdays at the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at linda.tollefsrud@uwc.edu or 715-234-8176, ext. 5417.