Health advocates from the Nashua Prevention Coalition will join more than 1,700 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute in Orlando, Fla. July 20-24. The week-long training will take place at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel.
CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 70 half-day and two-day courses geared towards helping participants find solutions to their community’s toughest substance abuse problems. Attendees participate in a variety of lecture and hands-on sessions to expand their knowledge in prevention science and improve their skills in implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce drug and alcohol use. This year’s Mid-Year will feature a number of renowned experts in the field of substance abuse prevention, such as Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, and Kana Enomoto, Deputy Principal Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
“We are fortunate to be able to spend a week with other similar organizations from across the country, learning and honing our skills so we can more effectively prevent drug and alcohol abuse,” says Janet Valuk, Project Director. “We hope to return reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use and its associated problems in Nashua, New Hampshire.”
CADCA’s Mid-Year will cover a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent prescription drug abuse and the abuse of synthetic drugs to how to create tobacco-free environments, reduce impaired driving and develop policies to reduce marijuana use and underage drinking.
The coalition is currently working on the Lock It UP! Campaign in which we encourage residents to lock up their medications to prevent them from getting in the hands of others and upon return from the CADCA Mid-Year will begin working on the Red Ribbon Week Campaign. Visit www.NashuaCares.org for more information and/or to find out how you can help prevent substance abuse in the Greater Nashua area.
The mission of the Nashua Prevention Coalition is to increase awareness, education, and community involvement in substance abuse prevention and reduction for children and teens.