Alexa Eggleston leads implementation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s youth substance use prevention and early intervention initiative. Previously, she served for three years as Substance Abuse Program Director with the Council of State Governments Justice Center in Bethesda, Maryland where she was responsible for advising governmental and non-governmental agencies on developing and implementing substance abuse treatment and other rehabilitative services for individuals in the criminal justice system. Eggleston also worked as Director of Public Policy for the National Council for Behavioral Health where she conducted public policy activities to increase access to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services through federal legislation. She also spent several years as the Director of National Policy for the Legal Action Center where she directed policy and government relations activities to improve laws and policies that affect people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records. She received her Juris Doctor from University of Maryland.
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A new frontier in prevention is emerging, focused on developing early intervention approaches for addressing risky substance use among youth before serious problems develop. School-based health clinics are one setting in which to provide these life-saving interventions.
The comprehensive approach of the recently released Surgeon General's Report on Drugs, Alcohol, and Health is encouraging, says a foundation staffer. The public still struggles, though, to fully comprehend substance use as a health issue, she notes.