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:
Related Event: 10-Year Town Hall
The Thurston County Meth Action Team (now Drug Action Team) celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Sept. 29, 2011, with a town hall discussing the past, present and future of the team and meth prevention work in general.
Panelists included law enforcement professionals, prevention experts, elected officials, action team founders, and a young woman sharing her personal addiction story.
Same venue ... great new content ... and a brand new name! We hope you'll join us at the 5th annual conference in 2014 to learn about the state of drug abuse in our area, and what different sectors are doing to respond to it.
Conference sponsorships are available! These come with a variety of amenities depending on the level.
Thanks to everyone who came to this year's conference! We are hearing from many of you that it was very valuable.
This year's presentations:
Note: We'll continue to post presentations as we receive them, so check back or email us if you don't see one you want.
2012 Conference Presentations
Past conference materials - 2011
For more information please contact TOGETHER.
(360) 493-2230 ext 23
"Meth and More" Drug Abuse in Our Area" is brought to you by TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, Northwest HIDTA, and Thurston County Public Health & Social Services: