Chester Marcol to speak at National Rural Institute
June 9, 2014
Former Green Bay Packer Chester Marcol will
be a keynote speaker from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 9, at the 30th
annual National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
The conference began Sunday and runs through Thursday, June
12, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Center at University of
Marcol will speak about his career and struggles with
alcohol and drugs. He was a placekicker for the Packers from 1972 to 1980. He
was named to the Pro Bowl twice and All-Pro first-team twice. He was inducted
into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1987.
Marcol's presentation is free and open to the public.
The institute is the only national program to address the
challenges of alcohol and other drug abuse in rural communities. Key
professionals from throughout the U.S. will highlight the latest evidence-based
practices for the improvement of rural services for addiction treatment and for
prevention of substance-use disorders.
Conference sessions include intensive study tracks,
miniworkshops and special topics on current, innovative and emerging topics.
The conference is presented by the National Rural Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Network and UW-Stout's Professional Education Programs and
Services. It also is sponsored by Scaife Family Foundation; U.S. Department
of Justice — Bureau of Justice Assistance; Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration; National Association of Drug Court Professionals; and the
Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.