Each spring, TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, and a few partners offer this large conference, formerly called "Meth and More: Drug Abuse in Our Area." Information is shared by law enforcement, prevention experts, health professionals and more on the state of substance abuse in the area. Participants are welcome from around the state.
"Real questions, real solutions. Join the discussion!" This saying holds true for the "Meth and More" conferences, and these trainings have garnered rave reviews and demands for repeat performances from nearly all attendees.
The conference has been an annual event since 2010. It is a full day of training with CEUs available. It offers presentations from recognized authorities, success stories, informative breakout sessions, lunch, and often raffle and door prizes. It covers 5 counties: Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific.
Speakers and presenters come from the fields of:
Registration is now open! Click here.
We are pleased to announce that the conference has expanded to a two-day event, with options for one-day or two-day attendance. As always, the conference aims to increase awareness of new, proven, and/or promising techniques and programs that are being used to address the full spectrum of substance abuse, from prevention to intervention, treatment and aftercare. On topic will be current trends and emerging information regarding abused substances, proven and alternative treatment strategies and innovations in prevention.
Now accepting presentation proposals. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please email a title, description and presenter information to Tamara Clark by email. Proposals are due Friday, December 19, 2014.
Interested in sponsoring the event? We have many sponsorship opportunities we would be happy to discuss. Please contact Tamara Clark by email.
There will be discounted rooms available for attendees. The code will be included in the confirmation email after registration is complete. There is a limited number of rooms and they are on a first call, first serve basis.
To register please click here.
Thanks to the more than 250 people who joined us at the 5th annual conference on April 30 to learn about the state of drug abuse in our area, and what different sectors are doing to respond to it.
Presentations and Slides
We're still gathering presentations from our amazing speakers and panelists and will post them here as they come in, so keep checking back.
Steve Freng: Recent Local Drug Trends and I-502 Implementation (warnings: large file, some graphic content)
Thanks to everyone who came to this year's conference! We are hearing from many of you that it was very valuable.
Some of the 2013 presentations:
2012 Conference Presentations
Past conference materials - 2011
For more information please contact TOGETHER.
(360) 493-2230 ext 10
"Substance Abuse: A Community Response" is brought to you by TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, Northwest HIDTA, and Thurston County Public Health & Social Services: