Inaugural substance abuse conference to be held April 29 at University Park

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Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) will host a conference to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, foundation representatives, and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance abuse.

“Envisioning a Future Free from Addiction: Research, Programs, and Practice to Prevent Substance Abuse” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. A Community Engagement Breakfast session with networking opportunities and a speaker panel will be held before the conference at 8 a.m. for those able to attend.

The conference also will include sessions on preventing the next substance abuse epidemic, substance abuse prevention and treatment in communities, as well as a poster session and roundtable networking discussions.

Stephanie Lanza, CCSA interim director, encourages all to register for this free event.

“The inaugural conference hosted by the CCSA is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join a discussion focused on solutions,” Lanza said. “Anyone who shares our vision for a brighter world, who wants to work to solve the complex problems of substance abuse, is welcome.”

To register for the conference or to find out more information, click here.

The CCSA, housed in the Social Science Research Institute, draws on the expertise of researchers, educators and practitioners from across Penn State to develop and implement effective programs, policies and practices aimed at preventing and treating addiction and its spillover effects on children, families and communities.

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