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Within Cheshire County, we offer prevention activities and education to reduce alcohol and substance use and misuse in youth and adults, and build new community-wide partnerships for a greater impact. We also advocate for policy change and increased funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery, offer prevention trainings and college internships, and sponsor lots of informative and fun events.
MEETING: THIRD MONDAY of each month
WHERE: Home Healthcare, 312 Marlboro Street, Keene
TIME: 10:30am - 12:00pm ALL ARE WELCOME
Please note that there will not be a meeting for the month of December, but we look forward to seeing you in January, check back for more updates!
Have a safe and healthy holiday season from all of us at MADAC!
If you plan on hosting or attending holiday parties this year, there are some key things you can do to prevent dangerous “binge alcohol use” and impaired driving. Please see the following link: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/PHD833/PHD833.pdf
and also please see New Hampshire's Party Host Liability Law at the following link: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LXII/644/644-18.htm
Some quick tips courtesy of SAMSHA:
- Avoid making alcohol the main focus of social events. Enjoy holiday parties through music, dancing, games, food, and lively conversation.
- Be sure to offer plenty of nonalcoholic choices such as sparkling water, fancy juice, soft drinks, and bottled drinking water.
- Stop serving drinks at least 1 hour before the end of the event. Instead, serve coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and desserts at that time.
- Avoid salty foods, which are known to encourage people to drink more. Serve high protein and carbohydrate foods, such as cheese and meats, which can help to slow the effects of alcohol.
- Recruit designated drivers ahead of time to make sure that everyone has a safe ride home. Be prepared to offer or use other transportation such as cabs or “safe ride” programs in your area; keep the phone numbers of local cab services on hand for yourself and guests.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to stop a friend or loved one from getting behind the wheel.
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CERTIFIED PREVENTION SPECIALIST
Register for Sustance Ause Prevention Skills training January 27 - 30th. The cost is $75 for the week. You will receive 26 CEUs. This is a great training for people working towards their initial Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential.
There is a series of events being held in Nashua for people working towards certified recovery support worker credentials however anyone is welcome to attend. Health Profession Opportunity Project (HPOP) participants may attend at no cost and the registration rate for others for most events is $35 for New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA) members and $45 for non members. The first event is the 12 Core Functions and this is most likely the only time that we will be offering it through June 2014.
The DSM 5 training with Andrea Meier is only being offered one more time and fortunately they still have space. Both training days are being held at the North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, NH.
For information flyers, listings of upcoming trainings/events, and registration forms please visit the NHADACA website at the following link for more information: http://www.nhadaca.org/
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