I thought this guest speaker was especially interesting because I never really understood who certain drugs were made so hearing him break down how to make the different drugs was very interesting to me. When Mr. D’Orazio talked about the frontal lobe and the effect of drugs on it, I also did not know that that was where the drugs effected you. I really had little to no knowledge on this kind of stuff so learning in a way that it was free to ask questions was so beneficial to me. It created a safe space to be curious.
I also thought his person first language stance was important. I know a few people studying in the medical field and taking care of patients who are struggling with a substance use disorder who do not know what kind of language to use toward patients and it actually made me nervous for anyone struggling they come in contact too. At least knowing that when they are at the hospital there are people there who can teach them all the proper language.