TAMPA, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. partnered with the Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance, will host the Seventh Annual Southeastern U.S. Regional Drug Prevention Summit on February 18-20. This event includes three days of drug education and prevention training provided by national experts and local leaders.
“We’re excited to remain on the forefront of drug prevention with this event as it aims to help educate, train and offer networking opportunities with professionals from across the southeastern region of the United States who are dealing with the effects of substance abuse,” said Cindy Grant, Executive Director of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance.
Newly elected Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will deliver the opening remarks for the summit. Since her induction, she has identified combating the opioid epidemic as one of her top priorities and has created the Opioid Abuse Working Group to gather information and best practices from across the state to combat it. This group consists of 18 experts and community leaders.
The Keynote Speaker will be Robert L. DuPont, M.D., Founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. He has over 50 years of experience as a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment, serving as the first Director of the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), from 1973 to 1978. He also was the second White House Drug Chief from 1973 to 1977. DuPont has written over 400 professional articles and 15 books and monographs on a variety of health-related subjects. In 2018, he authored his most recent book, Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic.
Following day two of the summit, there will be a movie night at the ACTS Auditorium where they will show Chronic State, a new and powerful documentary on the consequences of drug legalization, produced by the Drug-Free Idaho coalition in Boise, Idaho in partnership with the amazing documentary film team of Ronn Seidenglanz and Tanya Pavlis.
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About Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance:
Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) has been in existence, active in the community and supportive of law enforcement, the court system, prevention agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers since its inception in 1989. In 2003, HCADA restructured as a 501(c) (3) to apply for grant funding. Subsequently, HCADA expanded its community-based alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse education and prevention activities. It participates as well in the development of related planning strategies, statewide in scope, for the betterment of the Hillsborough County community. HCADA offers open membership and participation to all interested individuals and continues to provide a public forum for sharing information and new ideas. For more information about HCADA, visit www.hcada.com.
About Drug Free America Foundation:
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. This organization’s vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse. Drug Free America Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.dfaf.org.