Monday, May 09, 2011

For Parents

MCSAAC and the East Hampton LPC
On the alphabet soup front, MCSAAC stands for Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council, a prevention organization that works to reduce substance abuse in Middlesex County.  The East Hampton LPC (Local Prevention Council) is an offshoot of MCSAAC; the LPC is made up of volunteers and sponsors prevention programs in our community.

Upcoming LPC Program: Bath Salt Drug Trend
On Monday, May 16, the LPC will sponsor an informational forum about bath salts, one of the emerging drugs of choice among young people.  The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Goff House and is open to the public.  Featured speakers include:

Betsey Chadwick, Director, MCSAAC, will present on a comprehensive drug survey taken in East Hampton.

Robert Powers, Ph.D, Director of our state's Controlled Substances/Toxicology Laboratory, will discuss the latest drug trends and what they can do to the body.

Erica Zup, Marriage & Family Therapist, will be on hand to answer questions regarding how to open family discussions about drug use.

Surf's Up
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Huffington Post (same content on Fox News)