To Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Substance Abuse
Health advocates from Check Yourself Talbot 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,” said Beth Williams, chairwoman of Check Yourself Talbot. “We hope to return reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use and its associated problems in Talbot County.”
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 community partnerships and media campaigns that curb binge drinking in Talbot County.
CheckYourself Talbot is a community-based coalition of people who are committed to supporting positive and safer drinking choices among young adults.
Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework (MSPF) grant funds support the efforts of CheckYourself Talbot.
Information is available online at www.checkyourselftalbot.com. CheckYourself Talbot also is on Facebook and Twitter.