Ohio AG forms committee to study drug use prevention education in schools

Posted on: October 17, 2016 1:00 pm

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with state congressional leaders, formed a join study committee to examine the status of and issue recommendations for drug use prevention education in Ohio schools. Marcie Seidel from Drug Free Action Alliance and Molly Stone from Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services are representing the field on the 20-plus member committee. The committee has held public forums in both Akron and Columbus and has three forums remaining. To ensure a strong prevention voice, ADAPAO strongly encourages the membership to participate in the process, in-person or in writing.

Remaining forums will be held on: 

  • October 25, 6:15pm at the Nutter Center at Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Rm. 430 in Dayton. 
  • November 2, 6:15pm at the Wright State University Lake Campus, James F. Dicke Hall, 168 Dwyer, 4600 Lake Campus Drive in Celina. 

In-person testimony must be pre-arranged. If you are interested in providing testimony at one of the remaining forums, contact Marcie Seidel at mseidel@drugfreeactionalliance.org or 614.540.9985 and she will forward your information onto the AG's office. Written testimony can be sent directly to amyogrady@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

ADAPAO encourages our membership to send us a copy of your written testimony (mail@adapao.org), and to let us know if you provide in-person testimony as well. ADAPAO, as your voice in prevention, is providing written testimony on behalf of the Association.