Drug Summit

The Fourth Annual Drug Abuse Summit took place on December 1, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Experts from various fields led a discussion about addiction and mental illness in Palm Beach County. The goal was to encourage all local organizations to continue to work with private and public entities to address these important issues.

Chief Deputy, Michael Gauger, of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement to scientists, elected officials, health care providers, educators and community leaders gathered to discussed substance abuse and mental health concerns within the community. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office of its 2,400 jailed inmates, anywhere from 400 to 600 are treated every day for some sort of mental illness.

Our Executive Director discussed how Hanley Foundation focuses efforts specifically on children impacted by drugs and mental illness. One in 10 children are raised by parents who have mental health issues or issues with alcohol.

The half-day dynamic event is free and open to the public. Plans are to continue the discussion each year in December.

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