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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          September 6, 2000
NEWS FROM: Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Enforcement and Treatment   00-160

Substance Abuse Commission Seeks Public Input
State Commission Drafting New Master Plan

The Nevada Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Enforcement and Treatment will be holding public hearings later this month to obtain comments and information on Nevada's substance abuse problems from all interested parties.

This information will be used to update the State Master Plan that will be submitted to the Governor for approval. The Master Plan, summarizing the extent of Nevada's problem, current efforts to reduce or eliminate substance abuse and recommended priorities, will be available to the Legislature. The Commission is tasked with tracking all substance abuse trends and treatment programs in Nevada. It is currently developing a recognition program for outstanding efforts on reducing substance abuse.

The public hearings will be held:

Those unable to attend one of the hearings may submit written testimony through October 1, 2000. Mail to Shirley Harvey, Commission Coordinator, Office of Criminal Justice Assistance, 555 Wright Way, Carson City, NV, 89711, or email to Program Officer John Johansen,

For further information, contact John Johansen or Shirley Harvey at (775) 684-8680 or visit the Commission's web site.