Alexa Eggleston

Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs

Alexa Eggleston

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.

Posts by Alexa Eggleston

  1. Our News

    Keeping Alcohol in Focus to Reduce Youth Substance Use

    Substance Use Prevention April 12, 2016 By Alexa Eggleston

    Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among youth in the United States. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year and cost the U.S. $24 billion annually. In addition to the thousands of deaths each year that result from underage drinking, approximately 200,000 young people visit an emergency room for alcohol related injuries.

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    Celebrating Recovery, Looking Towards the Intersection of Education and Public Health

    Substance Use Prevention September 16, 2015 By Alexa Eggleston, Tenille Metti

    National Recovery Month focuses on bringing awareness to mental health and substance use disorders and celebrating those who are in recovery.

  3. Our News

    Infographic: Identifying Early Warning Signs

    Substance Use Prevention June 24, 2015 By Alexa Eggleston

    Youth are especially vulnerable to developing substance use disorders, which carry the potential for life-altering consequences. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s strategy focuses on screening and early intervention.

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    Filling the Early Intervention Gap

    Substance Use Prevention May 19, 2014 By Alexa Eggleston

    Events like National Prevention Week (May 18 – 24) provide an important opportunity to highlight new prevention and early intervention approaches for adolescents.

  5. Our News

    Teen Driver Safety Week: Addressing Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Use

    Substance Use Prevention October 21, 2013 By Alexa Eggleston

    Although progress has been made in recent years to reduce alcohol and drug use among youth, dangerous trends related to impaired driving continue to cause concern.

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