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March 12, 2012

The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will hold a press conference to focus on the dangers of inhalant abuse, including helium inhalation, featuring:

Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

David Shurtleff, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director, NIDA, NIH

Harvey Weiss, Executive Director, National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

Brian Dyak, President/CEO and Co-founder, Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.

Loriann and Justin Earp, Eagle Point, Oregon, mother and stepfather of Ashley Long, a 14-year-old girl who died on February 18, 2012, after inhaling helium from a pressurized tank.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
9:30 a.m. EDT

National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.