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POSTED: July 23, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Health advocates William Collins, Cheryl Medina and Kay Hughes from Bryan County are headed to Austin, Texas, to join more than 1,300 substance-abuse prevention specialists and advocates for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s 2013 Mid-Year Training Institute.
The event, which runs Sunday through Thursday, is a training opportunity designed specifically for community-based substance-abuse prevention organizations. Participants will take 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 event will feature a number of experts in the field of substance abuse prevention research.
Coalitions will learn the latest information on emerging drugs, like bath salts and spice, as well as strategies to tackle prescription-drug abuse, underage drinking, tobacco use and marijuana use.
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