We are thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the 11th Annual Prevention Summit, a transformative event co-hosted by the Drug Free America Foundation Inc. (DFAF) and the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA). The summit, scheduled for February 19-20th, 2024, at the beautiful Tradewinds Resort on St. Petersburg Beach, is poised to be a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to prevent substance abuse, increase access to treatment, and promote recovery services.
At the heart of this summit lies a powerful vision — one where communities are empowered with knowledge, tools, and strategies to combat drug use and abuse effectively. Our goal is to heighten awareness about the devastating impact of drugs, reduce access, reshape social norms, and foster crucial discussions on prevailing policies. With a focus on implementing successful prevention strategies, we aim to equip communities with the means to advocate for sound drug policies.
Building upon the resounding success of our past ten summits, we eagerly anticipate the impact the 2024 event will create.
Back Again! We added a 1/2 day on February 21st for Florida coalitions and partners working in community-level prevention. Join us to network, share ideas, and strategize Florida prevention efforts. The day will be hosted by CCA, FCA, and DFAF and led by you! It is a free add-on to the summit that you can choose during the registration process.
New this year! We are excited to announce that we will have several sessions dedicated to reducing marijuana use during pregnancy and postpartum. The sessions will identify new trends that make women vulnerable to use, discuss the endocannabinoid system and the relationship between marijuana and the impact to the female mind and body, and review the current research pertaining to addiction and parenting and effective ways to communicate safety and deterrence. We will also host a community fireside chat one evening with national and local experts. This fireside chat will be free to attend and open to the public.