Psychedelics - What is all the Hype About?
David Drapkin, LCSW
Over the last few years there has been a huge renaissance in psychedelic medicine and therapy. This presentation focuses on the recent renaissance in psychedelic medicine and therapy from the broad perspectives of historical, research, legal/regulatory and mental health/addiction aspects. Starting with the two previous "waves" of indigenous and 1950s-1970s research that ended with the 'War on Drugs', the presentation explores why the current "Third Wave" is happening now. We will then explore the disparate players and ideologies in the psychedelic ecosystem in relation to how they address contemporary mental health and addiction needs.
Participants will be able to: 1) explain the background of psychedelic medicine and therapy and 2) discuss how psychedelic medicine addresses contemporary mental health and addiction.
A Community Comes Together to Mobilize Change: Alcohol Outlet Density and Rates of Assaultive Violence
David Lardier, Ph.D., LPC
University of New Mexico
The presentation discusses an alcohol outlet density policy level change implemented through a Drug Free Communities Grant Coalition in New Jersey. The speaker will describe how the utilization of ecological and population-level data to display the relationship between crime and the
density of alcohol establishments assisted in adoption of the ordinance. The course will also outline the process of the ordinance being written and eventually implemented.
Participants will: (1) develop knowledge about collecting ecological and population data, (2) develop knowledge about the participatory, coalition-led process of policy change, and (3) learn to develop a policy change goal and outline data needed to provide evidence of need.
Current Drug Trends Encountered by Law Enforcement
Lt. Michael Klummp
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
This presentation educates about the latest developments and information regarding substances encountered by Law Enforcement, especially those seen in Bergen County. Presenters will cover various substances such as marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Participants will receive a practical, real-world education on current and emerging drug trends.
Participants will be able to: (1) identify current drug trends including specific substances being misused and (2) explain the effects, risk, and other information about commonly used substances.
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