Third Annual Community Anti-Drug Summit
Celebrate Prevention at the third annual Community Anti-Drug Summit on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Adron Doran University Center (third floor, Crager Room) at Morehead State University. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This community summit is eligible for up to 7 hours of professional development, contact hours, or continuing education credits. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.
This year’s summit will offer informative sessions on: youth alcohol use, synthetic drugs, methamphetamine, over-the-counter medicine abuse, and local drug trends. In addition, more hands-on learning will be provided in areas of: treatment options, enabling and family interventions, concealment places, and keeping youth drug and alcohol free when transitioning from high school to college.
Registration forms are requested to be returned by June 8 to the Rowan County UNITE Coalition, P.O. Box 591, Morehead, KY 40351 or email@example.com. For details contact Dana Quesinberry at 606-784-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cindy Kerns at email@example.com.
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