Mark Your Calendars for the 8th Forsyth County Drug Summit on October 16th, 2017

The Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council, announces the 8th Forsyth County Drug Summit, to be held at the Forsyth Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Every day over 2,500 teens in the US will try a prescription drug to get high for the first time.  Opioid drug abuse alone costs the US economy more than $80 billion dollars each year. Unfortunately, drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in our country.

Tammy Nicholson, Program Director, explains the concept of the Drug Summit Series, “Each summit focuses on real life issues in the community, empowering residents through increased knowledge.  There is no “one-size fits all” answer for drug prevention.  There is no magic inoculation or cure.  The true solution comes when Forsyth County citizens learn and grow together on a regular basis, with the common goal of becoming a healthy, drug free community.”

Alan Schwarz, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of ADHD Nation — Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic — is the keynote speaker for the fall conference.

Heather Hayes, Licensed Counselor and Board Registered Interventionist, will lead a panel focused on advice for parents, common mistakes made when faced with addiction in the family, and guidelines for finding an ethical treatment provider.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office will present an update on drugs in our community, and a member of the Recovery Community will share their courageous, personal journey from addiction to recovery.

Local resource providers will be available prior to and after the event.

The Forsyth Conference Center is located at Lanier Tech, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

About the Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council

The Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council was created in 2013 to unite businesses, community leaders, civic groups, law enforcement, health officials and individuals from our community in a mission to educate, advocate, and empower the citizens of Forsyth County to prevent substance abuse.

Contact: Tammy Nicholson, Program Director,  (770) 887-1710,  tammy@unitedwayforsyth.com

 

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