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Man who survives brain injury speaks to UL freshmen about the dangers of underage drinking

Posted: 7:11 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 20:11:12-04

LAFAYETTE – UL freshmen are hearing from a man who survived a traumatic brain injury after making a poor decision while drinking.

Speaker Scott Maloney hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking, prevent drunk driving and promote responsible decision-making.

After a night of drinking on September 18, 2004, Maloney tried climbing a tree to get his keys from his locked dorm room. He says he lost his balance and fell three stories, hitting his head on the ground.

Maloney reminds students about the importance of resisting negative peer pressure and that it takes just one poor decision to forever change someone’s life.

The targeted audience is UL freshmen, but others were welcome to attend the talk at UL’s Student Union Ballroom.

Maloney is a member of the Anheuser-Busch Community Speakers program.