2014-06-12 / News

Levin to host drug education summit

WASHINGTON – The Upper Peninsula office of Sen. Carl Levin, along with several federal, state and local agencies, is co-sponsoring the Meth and Opioid Drug Education Summit on Sept. 16. The summit will be held at Northern Michigan University in the Explorer Rooms in the University Center.

Representatives from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Guard Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Marquette Women’s Center, and other state and federal agencies will discuss drug-related topics during the day-long conference.

The drug education summit is co-sponsored by Northern Michigan University Public Safety Institute, Great Lakes Recovery Centers, NorthCare Network, Michigan State Police, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Chocolay Township Police Department, Marquette County Health Department, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette County Coalition for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention, Forsyth Township Police Department, City of Marquette Police Department, Marquette County Courts, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Registration is required and is now being accepted for this all-day, limited capacity event. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register early. The non-refundable registration fee of $30 includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Summit registration packets are available on Levin’s website at www.levin.senate.gov/ events/?id=e190e08b-5056-a032- 52b4-fcc15f18c9a2; at Northern Michigan University Public Safety Institute at www.nmu.edu/publicsafety/node/12; at the Great Lakes Recovery Centers at www.greatlakesrecovery.org; and NorthCare Network at www.northcare-up.org.

Checks for the $30 nonrefundable fee should be made payable to Northern Michigan University and mailed with the registration form to:

Darlene Kyto

Northern Michigan University

Public Safety Institute

Jacobetti Complex, Room 131

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855

Fax: (906) 227-1178

Email: dkyto@nmu.edu

Through NorthCare Network, the summit has been approved to offer Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professional credits and social work continuing education units. Nursing and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards CEUs are pending.

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