Sunday, July 02, 2006

County drug-abuse activists speak at conference

Two community drug-abuse prevention groups are turning heads across the state and nation because of the success of their grass-roots efforts - accomplished with hardly any funding - to tackle the issues of drug abuse in their region. Representatives from the Community Alcohol and Drug Education Team, based in Caribou, and Houlton's Link for Hope Coalition spoke about their work Thursday at the Drug Endangered Children Conference for the New England region, held in Portland. The focus of the two-day conference - coordinated by the National Alliance of Drug Endangered Children and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine in partnership with the other New England U.S. attorney's offices and state drug enforcement agencies - was on protecting children who are endangered by illicit drug-related activities.

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