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On September 20 Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC, in partnership with Prospect Mortgage Corp., held the First Annual Charity Hike to Benefit Drug Awareness at Prospect Mountain in Lake George. Proceeds raised at the event were to be directed to fund prevention programming – an area which, unfortunately, does not receive a great deal of governmental funding. ACCA was selected as the primary beneficiary of this fundraising effort. As a result, a series of customized prevention workshops/seminars for students and parents in the Capital District will be presented in the coming months.
Guilderland has been selected as the venue for the kickoff of this program. The first of a two-part series will be held on November 12 at the Guilderland High School LGI Room from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This program is FREE and will focus on prescription drug awareness and the dangers associated with abuse of opiate pain medications as a gateway to heroin addiction.
The general outline for the evening is as follows:
5:30-6:00 Pizza, salad and beverages served
6:00-8:00 Program - will include parent of addict, prevention education counselor, signs/symptoms of drug abuse, young person in recovery
8:00-8:30 Q&A period
Part Two of this series in Guilderland will be held on February 25, 2015, and will include representatives from the law enforcement and medical fields. A survey will be taken by those in attendance on November 12 in an effort to ascertain additional areas of concern within the Guilderland community. February’s program will be further customized based upon responses to the survey.