News Release
February 20, 2007
For further Information Contact:
DEA Special Agent Douglas S. Collier,
Public Information Officer
TEL: (973) 776-1143
CELL: (862) 849-9833

DEA New Jersey Division Co-Hosts Seventh Annual Prevention Conference
Event, Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Prevention Network and New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services

WHO: The United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) and the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services

WHAT: Have joined forces once again for the Seventh Annual Prevention Conference. The conference offers 15 workshops that cover a wide variety of topics for the attendees to choose from. One of the highlights of the event will be Special Agent in Charge, Gerard P. McAleer, presenting the 5th Annual Anthony D. Cammarato award of excellence for outstanding dedication and commitment in the field of prevention.

WHEN: March 2, 2007, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
            (NOTE: “Cammarato Award” presentation will begin at approximately             10:45 a.m.)

WHERE: Ocean Place Resort & Conference Center
              One Ocean Boulevard
              West Long Branch, NJ 07740

WHY: The demand reduction and prevention and treatment fields have come together for the DEA New Jersey Division’s Seventh Annual Prevention Conference. The conference is New Jersey’s premiere prevention conference, which plays host to over 700 attendees in such professions as prevention, education, law enforcement, health, government and addiction treatment, as well as community members and volunteers.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Dennis D. Embry, the CEO/president of PAXIS Institute, located in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Embry’s keynote will reveal important scientific trends, focusing on simple strategies that participants can use or promote in their communities. In addition to Dr. Embry, there are 15 breakout workshops available for participants to choose from. Sessions include information on preventing and treating illnesses associated with prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse, underage drinking, and information on random student drug testing and the new steroids testing requirements.

The cost is $35 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 732-367-0611.

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The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.