Counties across Wisconsin are battling an ominous threat - addiction. Just when communities think they have a handle on the burden of substance abuse, old threats are reintroducted (heroin or meth), chronic threats are reimagined (new alcohol and tobacco products), and new synthetics are created (bath salts and K2). Community coalitions can be an extremely important piece of the puzzle to address the issue.
This workshop is intended for mental health professionals, social workers, members of law enforcement, human resource professionals, medical professionals, school psychologists and individuals with interest.
Presented by: Melissa Dotter
Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator
Marathon County Health Department
Melissa Dotter has worked in public health since 2001. With more than a decade of leadership in community coalition building, she has experienced the good, the bad, and the downright ugly world of substance abuse prevention. Currently with the Marathon County Health Department, 100 percent of her time and energy is spent with the Marathon County Alcohol and Other Drug Partnership moving forward their mission to eliminate the misuse of alcohol and other drugs in Marathon County.