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2nd Annual Arizona Drug Summit Awarded $10K Grant
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03 July 2019   Penny Cramer

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AWARDS FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE 2ND ANNUAL ARIZONA DRUG SUMMIT

The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office has received a grant for $10,000.00 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to support the upcoming 2nd Annual Arizona Drug Summit, titled “Uniting for Solutions.”  The two-day Summit will be held in Phoenix, September 23 – 24, 2019.

The Summit will be keynoted by LaTanisha Wright, CEO of  Follow the Signs, with her presentation titled: “Why Big Tobacco's Marketing Practices Are Aimed at Vulnerable Populations,” and Sue Thau, Director of Public Policy for CADCA, who will deliver an address titled: “Creating a Community Force to Be Reckoned With.” The Summit will feature other experts from law enforcement, treatment, prevention, medical and business who will discuss the alarming rise of stimulants, the impact of the opioid epidemic on foster care and human trafficking, shining the light on high potency marijuana, and examining substance abuse through a trauma-informed lens. The Arizona Drug Summit will focus on strategies to develop community-based solutions and new ways to reduce the toll of drugs and alcohol throughout the state of Arizona. 

Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, personally extended her gratitude to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and stated: “Substance abuse is a public health crisis in Arizona. While the challenges are difficult, the solutions can be found by uniting together. This is the second year that the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has financially supported this statewide conference, making this work possible. I am very grateful for their continued support to make Arizona a safer place for all, both on our highways and in our communities.”

Join the conversation and be part of the solution at the Second Annual Arizona Drug Summit. For a full agenda and to register, visit https://azdrugsummit.org/.