The two-day HIDTA symposium brought together nearly 250 experts and professionals in the fields of drug treatment, research, law enforcement and prevention to help share ideas, solutions and strategies on how they are fighting the growing heroin/opioid epidemic in their respective areas.

Makin’ It Happen was honored to be invited to speak on a panel with two other professionals from different parts of the country about what we are doing regarding prevention in NH. empowerYOUTH! was highlighted, as well as strategies to engage the youth voice through prevention efforts.

The symposium was a great mix of professionals across sectors who have been working hard in their respective areas to combat the opioid epidemic that has been taking over our nation. NH was well represented with Mary Forsythe Taber, Executive Director of Makin’ It Happen, and her Young Adult Specialist, Kristie Curtis; Jake Berry, Vice President of Policy from New Futures; David Mara, Governor Sununu’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health; Captain Gregory Ferry of the NH State Police; and Kenneth Bradley, Drug Intelligence Officer, New England HIDTA/NH.

Thank you to Ohio HIDTA for an engaging symposium, to the city of Cleveland for a hospitable trip, and especially to Ken Bradley for inviting MIH to present on our efforts in Prevention.