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Noted Comedienne to Present Show on Alcohol Abuse at FSU
09/22/2000

Wendi Fox, a nationally acclaimed comic appearing nationwide on her "Alcohol Insanity Tour," will stop at Frostburg State University on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Lane Center Multi-Use Room. Her show is free and open to the public.

For the past eight years, Fox has toured the U.S. as a stand-up comic at colleges and clubs, with appearances on radio and television.

Fox tackles the issue of alcohol abuse head-on with information, feeling and a distinctively twisted sense of humor. Drawing from her own experience growing up in an alcoholic environment, she focuses on why people become alcoholics, the painful family legacies alcoholics create and ways for those affected to heal themselves.

"I think part of the problem that we have with alcohol and drugs is that we are trying to avoid being human," she says. "We are trying to avoid pain, sadness, embarrassment, when, in fact, that is a part of evolution."

According to Fox, ultimately, substance abuse and low self-esteem are intertwined. It's easy for those growing up in alcoholic families to feel victimized. Fox tries to encourage those hurt by alcoholism to realize that they do indeed have the power to improve their lives and thus transform a legacy of hurt into one of hope.

The sponsors for this event are the S.A.F.E. Office and BURG. For information, call the S.A.F.E Office at 301-687-4761.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu