Learn how Utah came together to increase their alcohol compliance checks, bring their alcohol prevention partners together, and create a Fake ID education tool for alcohol retailers.
Utah’s Journey of Alcohol Prevention, Collaboration, and Education-
Polydrug Use & Associated Illicit Substances-
This presentation will discuss poly-drug use based on toxicology data from impaired driving cases and possible sources of these substances based on results of seized drug analysis concentrating on illicitly made counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
1. Evaluate poly-drug use trends based on toxicological data
2. Review several case studies with poly-drugs detected
3.Identify possible sources of poly-drug use based on counterfeit pharmaceutical drug trends
The Normalization of Drugs in Social Media-
This presentation will educate attendees on the many facets of drug use and abuse through the many social media avenues. Deputy Gomez will break down the ways that social media “normalizes” drug use and abuse.
Attendees will be able to:
- Identify drug use in social media
- Demonstrate drug normalization in social media
- Recognize key terms and lingo, referencing drug use / glamorization
- Identify images / pictures associated with drug use
- Recognize the drug associations in social media and how to resolve them
Polydrug Use and Its Impact on Safe Communities – More Is Not Better!-
Significant attention is given to alcohol and its misuse and abuse in our communities and especially on our nation’s roadways. But many practitioners are increasingly seeing polydrug usage in impaired driving incidents and other areas within our communities. The widespread legalization and decriminalization of cannabis and other drugs requires more proactive measures to address polydrug use and impairment along with an understanding that “more is not better” as it relates to drug and alcohol usage. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the detection of non-alcohol drugs and drug combinations and the challenges multi-substance use can create. Attendees will also learn how these challenges can be used to develop proactive measures to reduce impaired driving events and make our communities safer.
Taking Care of Business: We Take Care of Others, but Not Always Ourselves-
The presentation is geared toward first responders and those who also may be exposed to more trauma experiences due to their job, than the average person. The presenter will discuss who is potentially at a higher risk for witnessing traumatic events, what traumatic events can be and what Moral Injury and PTSD are. Individuals who attend this presentation should be able to identify warning signs, coping skills and when to reach out to get help. The presenter will share what it means to have a culturally competent therapist and how to find one and provide some national resources.
Old Drugs, New Threats: How Alcohol Has Changed Since You Were a Kid & Why We Need to Talk About Policy-
Alcohol continues to be the #1 drug impacting our communities and is one of the least likely to be plastered (pun intended!) in the headlines. One of the most dangerous phrases when it comes to prevention has to be “I did it when I was a kid and I turned out fine.” The physical, legal, social & economic impacts of alcohol misuse is a burden that is felt by every resident in communities across the nation. Attractive new products, acceptability of use, and the increased availability and accessibility of high content products continue to pose a threat to youth & adults alike. Understanding that alcohol is an issue in the community is one thing…but moving stakeholders and coalitions into sustainable actions is a whole other ballgame! There is no greater strategy than policy change. Knowing the politics and processes behind this change can help coalitions strengthen relationships with their policy makers and build momentum to move from simply talking about the problem to mobilize for action - without crossing the lobbying line. It's time to permanently park the mock car crashes & put away those drunk goggles to invest in what works for alcohol prevention in youth & promote the policies that have been shown to reduce access in your community.
Learning Goal #1:
Attendees will learn the basics of alcohol misuse & addiction, including alcohol use trends across the lifespan.
Learning Goal #2:
Attendees will learn about the latest alcohol products, counter messaging strategies, and how "the industry" has changed over the years.
Learning Goal #3:
Attendees will also learn where to invest their time, how maximize resources & relationships, and how to engage the community in what works to reduce the burden of alcohol without crossing the lobbying line.
Opioids, Overdose, & Naloxone. Oh My!-
While opioids, overdose, and naloxone have become buzzwords in our field, there are still people lacking the understanding of each of these. Knowing the ways in which opioids function, signs of overdose, and the ways in which Naloxone helps during an opioid overdose, can mean the difference between life and death. During this session, participants will deep dive into the brain to understand the mechanics behind opioids, overdoses, and Naloxone. They will also learn more about awareness initiatives they can implement to spread this information to others in the community.
Learning outcome #1
To recognize the importance of training & education regarding opioid, overdose, & Naloxone
Learning outcome #2
To identify the role that Opioids/Overdose/Naloxone play in your brain
Learning outcome #3
To identify initiative ideas for additional awareness
Fentanyl & Synthetic Opioids Overview: Current Use and Abuse-
Lieutenant Hayes will provide an overview of fentanyl and synthetic opioids. This discussion will include the different types and analogs associated with each. Hayes will also explain how fentanyl and these other opioids have come to the United States as well as other countries. Pictures of different forms of fentanyl will be projected and fentanyl in a variety of different drugs will be analyzed. Hayes will also explain the different ingestion methods and the signs and symptoms associated with these types of drugs. Hayes will dive deeper into details regarding withdrawal, Suboxone, overdose and Narcan. He will also share statistics, anecdotal stories about celebrities that have overdosed on fentanyl, and details about mass overdose events. Lastly, the presenter will reveal the role social media plays in drug abuse and kids’ lives.
Especially Safe: Ensuring the Safety of EVERYbody-
Through inclusive planning, we can create a culture of safety and security for our children, students, parents, and staff to depend on in emergencies of all kinds. Mother, educator, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Michele Gay chose to take action after losing her daughter Josephine Grace on December 14, 2012 in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Since that time, Michele has channeled her love for Josephine into her work as an advocate for improving safety and security in schools and communities across our country. This passion most recently inspired Safe and Sound’s newest program, Especially Safe, dedicated to helping school communities plan and prepare & teach and train for the safety of individuals with special needs. Michele will share the inspiration behind the program as well as its practical application for increasing empowerment and building a positive culture of safety for all members of your school community.
Fake ID Trends & Detection Methods-
This training presentation utilizes multimedia, visual aids, and real-world examples to explore the current challenges of checking ID by both law enforcement/enforcement agents and by those in the retail industry. Attendees will become aware of the latest security features being used on genuine IDs, and discover some of the latest features that are now being replicated by the counterfeiters. Attendees will learn about the advantages and limitations when incorporating the use of tools and technology to check identification. At the conclusion, those in attendance will learn which state IDs are currently the most common ones being faked and how to quickly spot them.