Designed to be an easy-to-read document to inform residents, City staff and elected officials about local alcohol use, its impacts, and evidence-based safeguards available to communities, the first-of-its-kind report was the product of a collaborative effort by the regional prevention coalition, which was founded by six partnering agencies: Day One, Pasadena Public Health Department, Jewish Family Service, Pacific Clinics, NCADD, and Prototypes.
On hand to participate in the official release event were a number of powerful speakers on the subject. Pasadena Public Health Director Eric Walsh, MD, MPH, underlined the new documents ability to provide communities with clear, concise information regarding the impact of alcohol at the City level, and steps that can be taken to mitigate the issue.
The final speaker was South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, M.D., a Board Certified Family Physician. Dr. Khubesrian shared her personal experience as a health professional and former Medical Director for the Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drugs Rehabilitation Center. Having worked with hundreds of people at various stages of recovery and acuity from Chemical Dependency, Dr. Khubresian has spoken at many community forums about the dangers of Substance Abuse especially to youth.