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Podcast Episode 23: New England PTTC
January 10, 2020
- PTTC Network Launches New Marijuana Prevention and Education Toolkit -

Today we will be talking with Scott Gagnon from the New England PTTC.

Scott is a Certified Prevention Specialist and the Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center.  Scott has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service.  Appointed by the Maine Speaker of the House, Scott serves as the public health representative on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission.  Scott chairs the marijuana prevention advocacy & education group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Maine and has also served as Co-Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative.  Scott recently served on the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council. In addition to his role as Director for the New England PTTC, Scott has been a marijuana science trainer for the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

Scott has received numerous awards including the Patrick J. Kennedy Outstanding Advocate Award from Smart Approaches to Marijuana in 2017. Scott trains and presents both in New England and nationally on marijuana science and policy, as well as on opioid prevention and prevention workforce development. 

He will be sharing their work at the New England PTTC and his work for the national PTTC marijuana workgroup. There are tons of resources available to anyone and everyone!