Current Trends in Drug Use

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Current Trends in Drug Use

March 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Often times new trending drug use is not identified until there is an increase in emergency room visits from overdoses, severe side effects, or even death as a result of the drug use. Re-emerging drugs such as Heroin have ignited caution and a renewed focus due to its increased potency. Heroin is now the number two drug epidemic in the state of Alabama. This epidemic can be attributed to the low cost, ease of acessability and high potency of the drug. With the increased death rates due to heroin overdoses here in Alabama, we have to reposition our focus and efforts to prevent these overdoses and deaths by knowing what is currently trending in drug use.
This presentation will allow its participants to explore the current trends in drug use, the population and age group at highest risk for consuming drugs and how families in Alabama have been impacted by the epidemic. Upon completion participants will be able to:

Identify local and nationally trending drug use
Understand the socio-economic impact of drug use
Explore how drug use impacts families
Explore how current legislative decisions have influenced or encouraged current drug trends

Registration/CEs
There is no cost for this training, however, you must register. A total of 2.5 contact hours are available through the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners and National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Certificates will be available for all others.
For questions, contact Kwatasian Hunt, Director, Prevention Services, at 334-262-1629 or khunt@cosancadd.org.

Details

Date:
March 17, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/current-trends-in-drug-use-tickets-22508141457

Organizer

Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD
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Venue

AIDT Center
One Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116 US
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