Tuscarawas County, Ohio - Supporters pushing for a drug-free Tuscarawas County are adding some resources to their fight. 

The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition spent five days last week in Washington, DC, with about 3,000 others for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s National Leadership Forum. Local Coordinator Jodi Salvo says they were able to pick up new prevention skills during their visit to the nation’s capital.

“First of all, it is an amazing opportunity to see what other communities are doing and to allow us to just kind of be exposed to different strategies that are out there,” she explains.

Salvo says they also had a day to meet with the offices of senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, along with Congressman Bob Gibbs. She says the purpose was to advocate for the funding needed to keep the communities and state safe.

“We had quite a few youth from Ohio go as well, and the youth were really concerned about vaping and tobacco products, so that was something that they were really asking our legislators to understand, to fund, to support,” she says.

Salvo says the coalition has five committees that each focus on a different drug. Those committees will use this information from the trip to strengthen their action plans.



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