Addiction prevention and education nonprofit recommended by area’s top medical association
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (July 29, 2019) – The Council on Substance Abuse (COSA-NCADD) recently received accolades from the Medical Society of Montgomery County, recommending COSA-NCADD as a trusted provider of behavioral health prevention and education programs combating substance abuse throughout the state.
The Medical Society of Montgomery County strongly supports COSA-NCADD’s grant to adopt adolescent opioid prevention in Montgomery County, as outlined in a recent letter to members. The recommendations included using COSA-NCADD’s education materials in their practice and distributing them to their patients as they have the opportunity.
“Opioid addiction has increased over the past several years crossing boundaries of age, race income level and geography,” said Dr. Stephen Suggs, president of the Medical Society of Montgomery County. “We are very interested in educating our community – most certainly to include parents of adolescents, pregnant women and families of young children – on the devastating effects of opioid misuse.”
COSA-NCADD’s educational opportunities and programs include Student with Achievement Goals (SWAG) After-School Program, community events, outreach education and awareness presentations and social norms campaigns. COSA-NCADD provides various behavioral health prevention and education programs and services to address alcohol and substance abuse, HIV and other related issues in seven counties: Elmore, Autauga, Lowndes, Dallas, Perry and Wilcox.
“We are honored to receive support from the Medical Society of Montgomery County. It takes the entire community to come together to combat substance abuse, and we appreciate their collaboration in helping to educate those in the state and take preventative measures,” said Shereda Finch, Executive Director of COSA-NCADD.
For more information on COSA-NCADD or prevention and recovery services offered, visit www.cosancadd.org.
The Council on Substance Abuse (COSA-NCADD) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1973 to promote the understanding that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases. COSA-NCADD is committed to reducing the use of drugs and substance abuse through the process of awareness, education and action, and their mission is to “Reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases, and related problems.” For more information about COSA-NCADD and its programs, visit https://cosancadd.org/.