April 3, 2024

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Addresses Record Alabama Substance Abuse Youth Summit Attendance

        Alabama’s 48th Attorney General, Steve Marshall, has confirmed he will keynote the 2024 Alabama Substance Abuse Youth Summit April 9, 2024.  The fourth Alabama SAYS conference promises to be the program’s most attended, with more than 440 professionals who work with Alabama’s youth in a variety of capacities pre-registered for the program. The summit is being held at Frazer Church in Montgomery.

Attendees include law enforcement, juvenile court officials, social workers, healthcare professionals, lawyers, teachers, child advocates and State of Alabama employees representing more than 100 different state, county and local agencies and private business.  

The program will feature presentations from General Marshall; an Alabama Legislative Panel featuring Sen. Lance Bell, Rep. Barbara Drummond and Rep. Andy Whitt; Sue Thau, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA); Nathan Wray, Prevention Coordinator, Roane County (TN) Anti-Drug Coalition and Elana Merriweather, Adolescent and Adult Program Manager, Alabama Department of Mental Health. Also speaking will be Dr. Carmela Drake, Alabama State University, NAADAC U.S. Addictions Educator of the Year and former CNN, MSNBC and Fox News anchor Laurie Dhue, the Chief Brand Officer for RecoveryEducation.com.

The Alabama SAYS conference is provided free of charge thanks to a grant from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.  Conference participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units and Continuing Legal Education Credits from their respective granting authorities.

To learn more about the Alabama Substance Abuse Youth Summit, please visit www.alabcboard.gov/alabama-says.


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