ONE Voice welcomes new Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator
We are happy to introduce Alissa Cannon as the new ONE Voice for Strafford County Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator. Alissa brings a different perspective of prevention to the table after working with a community coalition in South Louisiana for a number of years. She has experience bringing important key players to the table from many different sectors of the community, including law enforcement and government officials. She has spent much of her time working towards the prevention of youth drug and alcohol use and the collaboration of stakeholders.
Alissa has an array of experience working with each sector represented in the prevention field, having spent time working in almost every field. She deeply understands the need for community connections and the importance of collaboration and partnership among those in the substance misuse prevention field and community members.”I am so honored to have been chosen to represent ONE Voice as the new SMP Coordinator,” Alissa said. “I look forward to getting to know each community in this county and help them highlight their strengths and promote their accomplishments in substance misuse prevention.”
For more information on the Prevention Leadership Workgroup, please click here.
Recovery coaches to help those fighting addiction
“Addiction can make you feel isolated, and that’s what the disease wants — for you to feel alone.”
So said Sarah Curtis, mother, waitress and recovering drug addict from Farmington. Curtis has had her share of struggles since beginning her recovery journey 10 years ago. And now she is working to use her experience to show other addicts they are not alone by become a recovery coach for a new series of upcoming recovery centers in Strafford County.