Letter: THS students learned about substance abuse during DC trip

Posted 3/6/20

To the editor:

In the first week of February, 13 students from the Tiverton Prevention Coalition took a trip to Washington DC to attend the 30th annual CADCA  (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions …

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Letter: THS students learned about substance abuse during DC trip

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To the editor:

In the first week of February, 13 students from the Tiverton Prevention Coalition took a trip to Washington DC to attend the 30th annual CADCA  (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Forum.  

“CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day conference packed with multiple adult and youth-oriented opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance misuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers  …more than 2,700 participants represent community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, youth and faith-based leaders.”  

There is one day during the conference that is dedicated to talking with state senators on Capitol Hill. Students from THS were able to speak with Senator Whitehouse, Senator Reed, and Representative Cicillini; talking to them about policies to prevent vaping and how to focus on stopping it altogether, rather than just punishment for those who get caught in schools.  

It was overall a great experience and the coalition plans to take the same trip next year. This trip would not have happened if it wasn’t for the Tiverton Prevention Coalition and their amazing local sponsors: Helgers Oil, Famous Pizza, Viti Mercedes-Benz, Herren Project, OceanPointe Insurance and Envy Gymnastics. 

Ava Erickson

Tiverton High School senio

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