Monday, April 13, 2015

The Battle Revs Up Against Substance Abuse

The New Milford Spectrum, April 12, 2015

"The battle against substance abuse in New Milford is gaining traction.

Members of the town's Substance Abuse Council are high in expectation an upcoming presentation by former professional basketball player Chris Herren could greatly increase local awareness of the problem.

At one point a college standout at Boston College, Herren played for the Boston Celtics and numerous other professional teams both in the United States and abroad during a career checkered with drug abuse.

His May 19 talk, scheduled at 7 p.m. and open to the public at New Milford High School, will be about his addiction and subsequent recovery.

The council, chaired by two staffers at the New Milford Youth Agency, Stacey Kabasakalian and Laura Cleary, hopes to upgrade local residents' awareness of the drug problem." Read More.

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