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Public forums aimed at fight vs. drug use: Letter to the Editor

Posted 4/17/19

In the Community Calendar printed in the March 27 Press & Journal, April 20 is listed as “Pot Smokers Day.”

As a sponsor of the monthly calendar and county commissioner who …

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Public forums aimed at fight vs. drug use: Letter to the Editor

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In the Community Calendar printed in the March 27 Press & Journal, April 20 is listed as “Pot Smokers Day.”

As a sponsor of the monthly calendar and county commissioner who oversees Dauphin County’s Drug and Alcohol Services Department, we do not condone or endorse this message or any illegal activity. In fact, we work hard to prevent substance abuse and help get people on a different — and drug-free — path.

We are hosting a series of public forums with local Communities that Care organizations to try and turn the tide of drug abuse and promote positive decision-making, particularly among youth.

Please join us at the following events:

• May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hoffer Park in Middletown.

• June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Steelton-Highspire football field.

Too many lives have been lost to drug overdoses in recent years, and we, as government leaders, have a responsibility to combat this crisis. We hope something positive comes out of this oversight in the Community Calendar and encourage the community to participate in our upcoming drug prevention-focused forums.

If you would like more information about prevention and treatment services, please contact Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services at 717-635-2254.

George P. Hartwick III

Dauphin County commissioner