Current Trends in Drug Abuse - Minnesota and Nationally:
This presentation covers the most current trends in drug abuse – in Minnesota and nationally. It is an up-to-the-minute snapshot of emerging and persistent trends and issues in drug abuse that features the most recent, available data and information from multiple sources: emergency rooms, medical examiners, addiction treatment facilities, crime labs, and population surveys and more. This engaging, fast-paced session will cover the purchase of dangerous, mood-altering substances over the Internet, such as hallucinogens like 2C-I in the phenylethylamine family and bath salts consumed for cocaine-like effects; heroin abuse; and the rising tide of prescription drug abuse. It also presents strategies on what everyone can do address these issues.
Presenter: Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Strategy Officer at the Minnesota Department of Human Services
have become very popular in today’s work because of its effects on the brain/body and near delectability in traditional urine drug screens. This course of instruction will give an overview of the chemistry of the substance, effects on cognition, symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal, as well as cover current legislative efforts around it.
Date: Friday, June 24, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm
Location: Minnesota Department of Corrections: Itasca Training Room
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul 55108 (West Entrance – Downstairs)
Online Registrations will be given first priority! Instructions below
Trainings are free to all current MCCA Members.
If you are currently a MCCA member, please go to mnmcca.com to sign in and register for the training; if you are currently not a member, please sign up at mnmcca.com for membership, a training fee of $30 will be owed. This annual investment pays for one year of monthly training sessions and your complimentary membership to MCCA. Any questions can be directed to Dani Harrington, Director of Membership.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104