Aug 23 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $394,000 FOR THE COUNCIL ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE - NCADD

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that U.S. Department of Justice will be releasing $394,657 to the Alabama Council on Substance Abuse - National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) for the Community on Prevention Intervention (COPI) program.

COPI will target youth ages 10-13 through a web-based program that will concentrate on both prevention and intervention of substance use by teaching youth to make smart choices. This on-line program will empower youth by giving them on-line access to prevention skills training, interactive programming to identify their risk status, live counselor-led group sessions and aftercare treatment, professional training and support, and an on-line portal used to sustain a community based program.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce over $394,000 for the Alabama Council on Substance Abuse - NCADD. This important funding will be used to create a web-based program that will give Alabama’s youth the on-line resources to learn about substance abuse which will give them the knowledge and tools to say no to substance use.”

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