'Substance Abuse: A Community Response' Conference

 

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.

 

Dr. Jason Kilmer presents at the "Meth and More" 2013 conference

 

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:

Health

Prevention

Law enforcement

Social services

Education

Treatment

Finance

Environment

 

 

One group tabling at "Meth and More" 2013 conference

 

 

Click here to see more pictures from the 2013 conference.

 

2014 Conference: April 30

 

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)

 

Photo album from the event--click here

 

2013 Conference

Thanks to everyone who came to this year's conference! We are hearing from many of you that it was very valuable.

 

youth presenters at "Meth and More" 2013 conference

 

Some of the 2013 presentations:

 

Keynote: "Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice: Impacting Community Health," Jason Kilmer

 

"Women's Treatment," Chris Sogn

 

"The Path: A Vision for America's Future," Monte Stiles

 

"Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment," Molley Carney

 

 

2012 Conference Presentations

 

Keynote: "From the Munchies to Memory Problems: What the Science Says about Marijuana, Meth, Alcohol, and Other Substances": Jason Kilmer, University of Washington

 

"Recent Local and National Trends in Drug Abuse and Commerce": Steven Freng, NW HIDTA

 

"Meeting the Challenge of Substance Abuse at Joint Base Lewis-McChord": Margie Winters-Harris, JBLM

 

Past conference materials - 2011

Keynote: "Recent Trends in Drug Availability, Use and Trafficking in the Pacific Northwest": Steve Freng, NW HIDTA

 

"Chemical Dependency Professional Engagement in Harm Reduction Settings": Malika Lamont and Eric Osborne, Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

 

"Jail Transition Program" and "Chemical Dependeny Program": Harri-Ann Ellis, Thurston County Corrections

 

"Drug Endangered Children": Various panelists

"Great Expectations in the Emergency Room": Michael Brennan, Providence St. Peter Hospital

 


For more information please contact TOGETHER.

 

Phone
(360) 493-2230 ext 10

 

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Platinum Sponsors

 

"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:

 

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