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:
As of April 30, this year's 2-day conference has concluded. The reports we've heard so far about this year's panels are pretty stellar, so thank you to all of our presenters!
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: