Mental health and addiction Forum forum to find better treatment solutions – The Waccamaw Mental Health Center is holding a forum to discuss ways to improve treatment and mental health and addiction Forum victims.
Former victim of substance abuse, Ashley Siwecki, said these forums are a positive step in the right direction, because sometimes people want to avoid talking about the issue of mental health and drug abuse.
One result was the creation of a mental health court for criminal activity, to help people from committing the same crime.
She said she had the hardest part of it all was understanding the mental illness was real.
“Drug addiction and alcoholism is a mental illness, and once I finally accepted that, things became a bit easier, and I was presented with a solution to my problem.”The forum is at the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Conway from 10-11:30 a.m today.
Gov. Wolf supports bill on substance abuse intervention program
The bill would require schools to provide a substance abuse prevention and intervention program for all students in grades K-12.
Governor Wolf gave his support to House Bill 1190, Thursday.
Currently, only third, sixth, ninth and twelfth graders have drug and alcohol prevention classes.
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Preventing teen addiction Forum
The Easton Redding Community Cares Coalition (ERCCC) is an organization that students and parents may want to know about and get involved.
The coalition looks to promote and facilitate community efforts in reducing substance abuse and risky behaviors by focusing in the areas of prevention and education.
For information, visit the Easton Redding Community Cares Coalition website at eastonreddingccc.org or email parent coordinator, Barbie Powell, at [email protected].
The objective and purpose of the ERCCC is to help focus and coordinate the Easton and Redding communities’ response to the threats of alcohol and substance misuse and abuse and reduce risky behaviors.
ERCCC welcomes theEaston and Redding community to join the conversation.
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