Putnam Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition Headed To CADCA’s National Leadership Forum To Learn New Skills To Increase Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts
Representatives from the Putnam CTC are headed to the Washington, D.C., area to join approximately 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum.
“We are so excited to be able to spend several days with other similar organizations from across the country, learning and honing our prevention skills so our community can be a better place, one that doesn’t suffer from the harms of drug and alcohol abuse,” says Bruce Kelly, coalition coordinator, “We plan to come back reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Putnam County.”
CADCA’s Forum will cover a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent prescription drug abuse and the abuse of synthetic drugs and marijuana to how to create tobacco-free environments and develop policies to reduce underage drinking.
The coalition has recently impacted the community by placing 7 MedReturn boxes throughout the County to help insure that prescription medication don’t fall into the hands of teens.
The coalition representatives will hear from several federal leaders including Michael Botticelli, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) who will both receive CADCA’s National Leadership Award at the event. Putnam CTC will also meet with U.S. representatives and senators at the Forum’s Capitol Hill Day event on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training event for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers, will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center Feb. 6-9. Visit the Forum website for details about training sessions, speakers, and special events at cadca.org/events/forum2017
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