Warren Bickel spoke as a panelist on opening night of “The Ice Cream Man”

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Warren Bickel, a professor and director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was one of three panelists featured during the opening night of the play, “The Ice Cream Man,” on March 10.

Roanoke Children’s Theatre produced the play with the aim of starting a conversation about teen substance abuse, a critical problem in the Roanoke area.

The play runs March 10 through March 13 at the Dumas Center. The play is free to attend, but patrons are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance by visiting the Roanoke Children’s Theatre website.

The March 10 panel also included Terrence Engles, a treatment consultant at the American Addictions Center, and Trish White, the executive director of Choices Recovery Center, Inc.