(PRWEB) October 5, 2005 -- ECHO MALIBU, Teen Drug Treatment Center, was honored in a private ceremony on Monday, October 3, 2005 in a presentation of proclamations, letters of gratitude and certificates of recognition from a wide cross section of California’s elected officials. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Diane Feinstein, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles City Council, Members of the California Senate and California General Assembly recognized ECHO MALIBU Teen Drug Treatment Center for leadership provided during National Alcohol and Drug Sobriety Month.
“ Your efforts help make California a better place for families to live and thrive. ”
Working in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the US Department of Health and Human Services and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ECHO MALIBU provided leadership in the planning and implementation of multiple events for National Alcohol and Drug Sobriety Month. Events included an extensive series of drug and alcohol education
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and outreach efforts to parents, teachers, youth and families throughout Southern California.
Commending ECHO MALIBU’s performance, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger stated in a written letter, “California is only as great as those who step forward to serve others. With tremendous humanity and dedication, you (ECHO MALIBU) have invested your time and efforts in the betterment of your fellow citizens. I commend you for your leadership and extend my appreciation for your involvement in so many worthwhile causes. Your efforts help make California a better place for families to live and thrive.”
In accepting the honors Dr. Jeffrey Nalin, Executive Director of ECHO MALIBU Teen Treatment Center, http://www.echomalibu.com stated, “We always welcome any opportunity to do prevention work. Our ultimate hope is that we can reach youth and families early enough that they can avoid developing chemical dependency issues. ECHO’s primary function is to treat alcohol and drug addictions when they occur, but if we can prevent the addictions from occurring in the first place, it’s all the better.“
ECHO MALIBU Teen Drug Treatment Center is a comprehensive treatment program for youth suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, mental health or behavioral issues. For more information please visit http://www.echomalibu.com or call 800 780 ECHO.