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1 4th ANNUAL GEORGIA SCHOOL OF ADDICTION STUDIES August 30 - September 3, 2010 Hyatt Regency Savannah, GA

2 Table of Contents Welcome Letter from the Georgia School Board President...2 Georgia School of Addiction Studies Board...3 Overview Week at a Glance Plenary and Lunch Sessions Evening Events Program Agenda Workshop Selection Worksheet..27 Speaker Bios Map of Hotel/Workshop Rooms PLEASE REMEMBER TO Silence cell phones during all sessions Arrive to sessions at the scheduled times Get signatures from session proctors Turn in your evaluations jxävéåx àé ftätççt{

3 Welcome Letter Dear Colleagues, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 4 th Georgia School of Addiction Studies on behalf of the Board of Directors. It has been an exciting year as we worked to bring you this learning experience. It is our hope that you will benefit professionally as well as personally from the presenters and workshops we have put together for this year s program. We are especially excited about our nationally known keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Pinsky, who will be joining us this year. Our theme this year, Charting the Course Through Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, reflects our desire to share with you information to assist you in navigating through these waters when difficulties arise. I am privileged and honored to serve as the President of the Georgia School of Addiction Studies. The GSAS Board of Directors stand committed to providing the most effective training opportunity for our workforce to enhance and develop skills, so that we can provide a full continuum of services to individuals and their families that include prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. We are excited to provide training to assist and encourage new graduates and others to consider working in the prevention and treatment of addictive diseases. Best wishes for a terrific Georgia School experience. Sincerely, Gloria Jones Dr. Gloria D. Jones President, Georgia School of Addiction Studies

4 Georgia School Board Executive Committee Gloria Jones, President Heritage Foundation Ann Thompson, Vice President GA Department of Corrections Frank Barker, Treasurer Recovery Place Lucy Cannon, Secretary APS Healthcare Diane Sherman, Parliamentarian ACTS Consulting Board Members Alcohol and Drug Certification Board of GA Jane Furtner Angels Recovery & Spirituality, Inc. Liz Toledo Karina Valles Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Sue Otts Wayne Bland Georgia Association of Community Services Boards Gina Hutto Georgia Association of Recovery Residences Kevin Cook Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles Marta Daniell Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Neil Kaltenecker Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Miguel Fernandez Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities - Prevention Services and Programs Travis Fretwell Christopher Wood Kimberly Fluellen Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities - Addictive Diseases Cassandra Price Travis Fretwell Scott Dunbar Angela Monette Von Wrighten Yomi Makanjoula Kristal Davidson Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia Gale Macke Terry Abraham Mercer University- Atlanta Brenda Callahan Art Williams David Lane National Association of Social Workers- GA Davine Sparks Sue Fort Penfield Homes David Jordan Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia Joelyn Alfred Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia Ari Russell Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta Taunya Lowe Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center Dawn Tyus

5 Overview The 4th Annual Georgia School offers a unique opportunity for professional development, information exchange, and networking. It is designed to address the need for knowledge and skill development through advanced training and will begin on Monday, August 30, at 9:00 a.m. and end on Friday, September, 3, at 12:30 pm. The Georgia School grew from many years of experience with and support of the Southeastern School, which was among the oldest existing regional training events of its kind. The Georgia School will continue to faithfully listen to the needs of participants and diligently work to create a positive learning environment that has been an important part of the training of thousands of substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals. Registration Early Registrations will be accepted on-line until the deadline of Friday, August 6, Late and on-site registration is available at an increased rate of $450. Please register early space is limited! You can view the full announcement and register at When registering please make sure you review the workshops carefully so that your workshops do not overlap one another. There is a weeklong 27 hour workshop, 12 hour workshops, 6 hour workshops and 3 hour workshops being offered all workshops must be taken in full in order to receive CEU credit. If you register for the multiple day workshops or the 6 hour workshops you may not take a 3 hour workshop on the same day. You may make changes to your workshop selections after completing the registration process deadline for making changes is August 13, Due to the considerable financial support of the sponsors, the registration fee has remained at $400 for the full week. For inquiries related to registration, please Registration costs are as follows: Full week $400 (early), 3-days $350, 2-days $250, and 1 day $150. Continuing Education Units Application has been made for CEUs through the Alcohol and Drug Certification Board of GA (ADACB-GA); Georgia Addiction Counselor s Association (GACA); Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA; National Association of Social Workers of GA. Specific participant attendance records will be executed at the end of each workshop segment to support the award of individual CEU certificates. Application will also be made for credit hours through the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG). Food Service Registered participants will have assorted snacks and refreshments throughout the day and lunch on Monday and Thursday. For those with special dietary needs please indicate this on your registration.

6 Overview Lodging Please make your reservations as soon as possible. A limited number of rooms is being held for the Georgia School at the Hyatt Regency (2 West Bay Street, Savannah, GA) at the rate of $129 plus tax for single or double occupancy. August 6, 2010 is the deadline for reserving your lodging at this rate. For reservations you may use the Georgia School website, Click on the Hotel Reservations link on the home page. You may also make reservations via telephone by calling the Hyatt reservation line at Please Note: If you are not staying at the Hyatt Regency you will be charged an $18 per day fee to park at the hotel. Guests staying at the hotel will receive free parking. Also be aware that there is no selfparking, only valet service. Schedule The Georgia School schedule is subject to change. Please return to the Georgia School website (www.thegeorgiaschool.org) for updates and possible changes in the brochure and/or schedule. You may make changes to your workshop selections after completing the registration process deadline for making changes is August 13, 2010.

7 Week at a Glance

8 Week at a Glance

9 Plenary & Lunch Sessions Monday Lunch WELCOME TO THE GEORGIA SCHOOL Invited dignitaries and guests will speak. Thursday Lunch AWARDS LUNCHEONS Prevention Awards Luncheon: Presentation of the Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award in recognition of accomplishments to the field of prevention in Georgia. Also presentation of the Prevention Pioneer in Georgia Awards. Treatment Awards Luncheon: Presentation of the Excellence in Treatment Awards for both an individual and an organization. Also presentation of the Recovery Champion Award. Friday Morning Closing Plenary The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Demand Reduction

10 Evening Events Sunday Evening No Event Scheduled Visit the Savannah Visitors Bureau for some ideas: Monday Evening No Event Scheduled Visit the Savannah Visitors Bureau for some ideas: Tuesday Evening 7:00pm to 9:00pm Dr. Drew Pinsky Reception There is an additional cost ($40) to attend this event that may be paid for through the registration website or at the registration desk. You will be required to provide proof of purchase to attend. Wednesday Evening 5:30pm to 8:00pm Kick Off To Recovery Month (begins at 5:30pm) Student Symposium (begins at 6:15pm) Thursday Evening 5:30pm Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia Board Meeting and Meet and Greet This event is open to PCCG consortium members and invited guests. All Week 9:00pm to 10:00pm 12 Step Meeting

11 Program Agenda Concurrent Sessions Note: These are multiple day workshops, if you are registering for these please pay close attention and do not register for other workshops that will conflict or overlap. You must attend entire workshop to receive CEU credit. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies- Carlos Pavao & Sandra Del Sesto Monday Friday (27 hours) The Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) curriculum is designed to provide up-to-date, evidencebased information to the prevention field. This newly revised curriculum has the most current information available on evidence-based prevention practices and programs. While, the SAPST was developed to introduce beginning prevention professionals to the fundamentals of prevention, seasoned prevention professionals have stated that they learned new information and learned about how to apply research through this workshop. For those individuals pursuing prevention certification through the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia and/or the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC), the SAPST course provides an introduction into many of the topics on the exams. Motivational Interviewing: A Gentle Path to Helping Others Alan Lyme Monday and Tuesday (12 hours) This is an introduction to the evidence-based clinical method of Motivational Interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit change talk, roll with resistance, and amplify and consolidate commitment language. Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the therapeutic relationship in client outcomes. Integration of MI with other treatments is considered. The application of MI in non-clinical relationships is explored. A Whole New World Cultural Competencies and Ethical Considerations for the GLBTQI Community Marc Pimsler & Diane Sherman Monday and Tuesday (12 hours) What is GLBTQI? This might be a good session for you to attend. GLBTQI describes people who identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Intersex. One (1) out of three (3) GLBTQI meet the criteria for dependence and are less likely to seek treatment than their heterosexual peers. This session will cover terms commonly used by GLBTQI, and will explore how a GLBTQI person s unique experience impacts addiction, treatment, and recovery. The Sexual Identity Acceptance Level will be introduced with stage-specific issues and interventions. On day one (1), participants will increase knowledge of population, best practices and counselor skills. On day two (2), participants will explore ethical considerations and look at attitudes, values, and beliefs of working with GLBTQI clients.

12 Concurrent Sessions continued The Addiction Pharmacy Series: The ADHD Story- Neurobiology and Pharmacology of ADD/ADHD Merrill Norton Monday and Tuesday (12 hours) According to the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), there are three (3) patterns of behavior that indicate ADHD. People with ADHD may show several signs of being consistently inattentive. They may have a pattern of being hyperactive and impulsive far more than others of their age, or they may show all three (3) types of behavior. This means that there are three (3) subtypes of ADHD recognized by professionals. These are the predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type (that does not show significant inattention); the predominantly inattentive type (that does not show significant hyperactive-impulsive behavior) sometimes called ADD an outdated term for this entire disorder; and the combined type (that displays both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms). This workshop helps to explain the neuroscience of the various types of the ADHD/ADD disorders and the medications and other treatment modalities used to manage it. Clinical Supervision David Powell Monday and Tuesday (12 hours) Ever ask: why did I take this supervisor job? I knew what I was doing as a counselor. This workshop helps answer that question. It provides information and support focusing on four key tasks of a supervisor: evaluation of personnel, staff development, teaching clinical skills and management issues. Staff needs training on co-occurring disorders, surviving in down times and current legal and ethical standards. The workshop draws the fine line between supervision and therapy, supervisor and friend. Being an effective supervisor involves clinical and relational issues. This workshop is highly interactive, involving case studies, group discussion, inviting participants to share their experiences. Principles are turned into practical skills for participants.

13 Sunday, August 29th 4:00-8:00pm: Conference Check-In Feel free to beat the Monday morning crowds and check-in on Sunday evening. 6:00pm: Proctor Training This training is for those people who have been notified that they are to serve as workshop proctors. You will be assigned your workshops and given instructions on proctoring. This is a mandatory meeting. Monday, August 30th 7:00-9:00am: Conference Check-In 6 HOUR WORKSHOPS (9:00am-5:00pm) Gangs 101: The Basics Marc Fomby This informative and interactive course will cover the basics of gangs and explore current trends. The term gang will be defined. Street gangs will be the focus of this workshop. Participants will closely examine the customs of the traditional street gang and learn about their rituals, organization, colors, and practices. New information on MS-13, the Hispanic gang that s quickly spreading across the country and some of their activities will also be discussed. This training offers practical information that shows correlation to gangs, guns, violence, and substance abuse. In an effort to help educate the youth of today about hazards related to gangs and the impending use and/or sell of illegal narcotics the information is presented on a level whereby transference of information is evident. You will leave armed with information that is immediately beneficial. Working with Diverse Communities Mary Langley and Alice Jackson The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate a process of understanding ourselves in order that we might better communicate and embrace the uniqueness of others. This is an interactive cultural diversity workshop that will provide individuals working in any health and human services arena with basic skills that will allow them to work in a multicultural setting. This workshop also meets the cultural diversity training requirements for application to the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG). New Interventions: Looking at the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders Michael York This program focuses on integrated treatment of persons with co-occurring disorder. The integrated treatment approach helps people work toward recovery by offering mental health and substance abuse services at the same time and in one setting. In addition, adding supportive services that will facilitate the client s journey toward recovery. This format is flexible enough to offer a standardized yet customized experience in treatment. This treatment is designed to give patients the maximum knowledge, structure, and support needed to allow them to achieve abstinence from substance of abuse and begin a long term mental health recovery. This program will help those individuals in the human services field apply the evidence-based program in the co-occurring disorder program in order to deliver the best possible services to person with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder.

14 MONDAY 6 HOUR WORKSHOPS continued (9:00am-5:00pm) Assessment, Intervention and Recovery Planning for Adolescents with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions Kenneth Minkoff Using the principles of successful treatment intervention in the context of an integrated disease and recovery model for understanding the process of treatment matching for adolescents with co-occurring disorders and their families, a systematic process of clinical assessment-the Integrated Longitudinal Strength Based Assessment-is presented. Specific techniques for implementation of treatment interventions for each category are discussed in some detail. The workshop will offer opportunities for interactive discussion in small groups to apply this learning to practice cases. What Works in Addiction and Recovery Psychoeducation: Snap, Crackle, Pop! George Braucht Join us for The Master Recovery Center s Why can t addicts just quit? a psychoeducation session for engaging people in recovery. The principles of effective psychoeducation drawn from decades of research on the psychology of motivation and learning are demonstrated while covering several potentially difficult concepts: how drugs cause brain and behavior changes, how addiction develops, and why treatment and social support are often essential for sustaining recovery. Participants will design an individualized presentation. Those who bring a laptop with Power- Point will learn presentation enhancements and skills that transform read-each-bullet-on-the-slide audience nap times into captivating and memorable group psychoeducation sessions, staff meetings or community in-reach presentations. This workshop is for everyone who has wondered how to improve beyond the show-a-video-and-discuss-it technique. Addiction & Grace: Combining Faith-Based and Evidence-Based Practices David Jordan and Bryant Miller This course is a presentation of the principles of Addiction and Grace, demonstrating the integration of faith-based counseling and evidenced-based practices for addiction counseling. Numerous resources will be presented allowing participants to see a variety of faith-based materials as well as the integration of science-based, evidenced-based materials. The presentation will include didactic, as well as interactive participation through open forum discussions around the information presented. This course will be invaluable for those working in faith-based programs or those that would like to incorporate spiritual counseling techniques in their addiction counseling practice. MONDAY MORNING 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (9:00am-12:00pm) Note: Please review your workshop choices carefully, if you plan on attending a weekly concurrent workshop or a 6 hour workshop on this day then you will not be able to attend a 3 hour workshop. Welcome to the Adolescent Brain Mike Nerney Recent research indicates that the timeframe from 14 year to 24 years of age is exceptionally risky. New insights into brain development, gained through the use of new technology, demonstrate specific conditions that exist in the brain only during adolescence. Linking this research to the stages of adolescent development has generated better understanding of the way in which adolescents perceive the world, themselves, and their behaviors. Neurochemical influences also play a role during different developmental stages for each gender, especially in adolescence. Understanding and accommodating gender differences can ensure the best possible interactions when communicating with adolescents. Participants will explore the connections between kids brains and their behavior, and discuss the motivation for these connections in light of new research.

15 MONDAY MORNING 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS continued (9:00am-12:00pm) Pick a Winner: Selecting Effective Prevention Strategies and Programs Benjamin Gleason and Marcus Bouligny Participants will learn how to select effective prevention strategies and programs. In a dynamic combination of theoretical and practical information, participants will learn about choosing strategies, programs, and policies that effect community change across a number of dimensions: economic, social, media, political, and policies. This workshop will attempt to educate participants about how effective strategies and programs work across a number of different dimensions. In addition, participants will read case studies that add a real world dimension. New Ways of Defining Success in Adolescent Substance Abuse Robert Schwebel Too often success in adolescent drug counseling services has been defined one dimensionally as the attainment of immediate abstinence. This may or may not match the adolescent clients views of success upon entry into counseling, often by mandate. We need to help youth, counselors, and the courts redefine success in small increments that match the stage of change of the youth, inspire youth and are attainable. At the same time, many young people must maintain abstinence to comply with court orders, so there must be an avenue for success with regard to this goal. This workshop will apply some of what we have learned in implementing The Seven Challenges to the issue of how counselors can rethink success and plan programming that fits the needs of adolescents and supports their success in counseling. MONDAY AFTERNOON 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (2:00pm-5:00pm) Current Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse Mike Nerney Participants in this workshop will explore the connections between kids and drugs and the motivation for these connections in light of new brain research. Participants will learn the latest information on marijuana, Foxy (5MeoDIPT), Salvia, Psychedelic Mushrooms, Cocaine, Prescription Drugs, and Over-the-Counter Medications, Special K, GHB, Robo-shots, XTC, Ritalin, heroin, inhalants and other new trends. New methods of marijuana use, including vaporization, baking, and the addition of other drugs into the mix, will be discussed. Methods Matter! - Selecting Appropriate Data Collection Methods in Prevention Evaluation Tiffiany Aholou The collection of appropriate, reliable and valid data is essential to successful program evaluation. This interactive workshop seeks to build on this understanding by raising participants awareness of different methods utilized when conducting program evaluations. In doing so, participants will (1) learn the advantages and disadvantages of using different methods and (2) how to select and match appropriate methods for different types of evaluations. New Thinking About Engaging Youth in Counseling Robert Schwebel Engagement is one of the keys to success in counseling. This is an especially challenging issue with an adolescent population. Many adolescents come into counseling by mandate, some kicking and screaming. Many have issues with regard to trust with adults. Also, developmentally adolescents are trying to individuate. Therefore, adolescents need an approach to counseling that is respectful and will foster the development of trusting relationships and will also put them in the driver s seat in terms of defining the work that needs to be accomplished and the direction of their own lives. This workshop will apply some of what we have learned in implementing The Seven Challenges to the issue of how we can most successfully engage youth in counseling.

16 Tuesday, August 31st 7:00-9:00am: Conference Check-In 6 HOUR WORKSHOPS (9:00am-5:00pm) Prevention Ethics Tamika S. Jonas This workshop provides an overview of the ethical dilemmas that prevention professionals encounter. Using the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics from the National Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates (NAPPA) as framework, participants will: identify standards of conduct for prevention professionals; set professional goals with the prevention ethics standards in mind; and, use a method of decision-making for difficult ethical situations in prevention. Using interactive methods that encourage and support adult learning, ethical principles will be explored. This workshop satisfies the requirements of the PCCG for prevention ethics training. His Brain Her Brain: Understanding the Impact of Gender Brain Differences upon the Therapeutic Relationship Gary Byrd Anyone who has heard a group of men discuss the virtues of high-end stereo equipment will have little trouble believing that men and women s brains work differently. That s also no surprise to scientists, who have spent the past two (2) decades trying to figure out which aspects of cognition and behavior are determined by nature and which by nurture. The verdict: female and male brains differ in structure and function, and many of those variations start in the womb. It s no longer: Is there a difference? It s What do these differences mean? This workshop will focus on understanding gender brain differences and how to use brain-based therapy to increase therapeutic effectiveness by showing clinicians how they can become more effective therapists by understanding and applying recent findings about the brain in their work with children, adolescents and adults. New Developments in The Seven Challenges: A Gathering and Update Robert Schwebel This workshop is open only to people who are providing The Seven Challenges services. Discussion will include issues such as further defining the skills involved in working sessions, strategies for implementing courtesy relapse prevention, strategies for optimizing group activities and lots more. Participants are urged to come with any and all issues or questions they have about their implementation of The Seven Challenges. We will also provide an opportunity for anyone who would like to do so to share success stories and any creative ideas that they have about the use of The Seven Challenges. Changing the World: Developing Welcoming, Recovery Oriented, Integrated Services and Systems for Individuals and Families with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions Kenneth Minkoff Individuals with co-occurring disorders are associated with poor outcomes and high costs throughout the service system yet have been traditionally defined as misfits rather than priorities within all systems of care. This presentation reviews examples of systems difficulties faced by individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders in public and private settings and identifies research based principles of successful treatment intervention for these individuals in the context of a parallel disease and recovery integrated framework that uses a common language that makes sense from the perspective of both the addiction field and the mental health field. The presentation discusses the application of principles o basic interventions that can be applied in any service setting, to illustrate how any system, any program and any person delivering clinical care can immediately begin to make progress in improving welcoming, recovery oriented co-occurring treatment for the people they are serving.

17 TUESDAY MORNING 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (9:00am-12:00pm) Note: Please review your workshop choices carefully, if you plan on attending a weekly concurrent workshop or a 6 hour workshop on this day then you will not be able to attend a 3 hour workshop. Too Fat? Too Thin? Get High Isabel Burk Did you know that 80% of all ten year olds are afraid of being fat? In this workshop we will explore connections between increasing disordered eating, distorted body image issues, and substance abuse. Media images plus adolescence and young adult mental/emotional development, plus anxiety about body changes (or lack of it), plus distorted norms of what a male and a female look like, and the result is abuse of specific substances related to specific (idealized) goals that extend from teen years through middle age. Go beyond diet pills to examine how people of all ages react to media images, seek to control body shape and size, and cope with body image through alcohol/other substances. Being the Change: Moving from Theory to Practical Application Ari Russell Health reform will focus on substance abuse prevention strategies that address community-level change. Comprehensive strategies that target the substance and the environment are more likely to impact the broader community. Learn about seven strategies to affect community change and how they can be applied successfully. Don t Hate the Player, Hate the Game Marc Fomby This workshop demonstrates how young people respond to and handle some of the social pressures of today. Participants will learn some of the deadly games they play and the dangerous coping mechanisms they sometimes choose. We also discuss some key indicators that should raise a red flag for youth to help them identify trends in peers when suicidal thoughts, behaviors, and tendencies are suspected. By focusing on issues that affect young people today we can determine the negative and positive influences. This workshop attempts to accentuate the positive and provide coping skills for the negative issues in the lives of youth. Addiction and Criminal Behavior Delbert Boone During the past decade, the most significant advances in treating individuals with criminal involvement and addiction issues as separate populations have been in the field of cognitive behavioral psychology. This workshop will address the art of cognitive-behavioral treatment for clients who are dually affected with criminal conduct and substance abuse. Participants will learn to identify the parallels between addiction and criminal behavior and to recognize pathological behaviors of clients that may sabotage restoration to physical, psychological, social and spiritual health. Participants will also acquire skills to redirect unproductive client defense mechanisms into an accurate understanding that can lead to healthy resolution of problems. For People Like Us: Dealing with Stress and Negativity David Austin Sky This course will provide new tools to stabilize stress with story, shopping strategies and simplicity. An event may stress us out, but it is the story we bring that pushes us over the top. We need to be able to help our clients with their stress stories. How we make choices is best examined by understanding how we shop. Shopping strategies are the quickest way to understand human behavior. Simple techniques that work to reduce stress will be presented.

18 TUESDAY AFTERNOON 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (2:00pm-5:00pm) From Atavin to Xanax: Prescription Drug Abuse Isabel Burk Dramatic increases in abuse of prescription medications have been noted among people of all ages in the past decade. What factors are influencing this trend? Where do they get medications? In what ways are people becoming amateur alchemists? And--why are teenagers seeking Viagra? Painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, and more learn about the drugs, effects, issues and trends. discuss these issues in a lively session. Blame it on the Alcohol: Understanding the Message in the Music Marc Fomby This informative, fun, interactive, and educational course will introduce you to the lyrical content of various genres of music played over the radio today. We explore current trends by examining the messages that are openly displayed and sometimes hidden in hip hop, rock & roll, country, heavy metal, emo, r & b, and blues. The focus is to identify risk related behaviors involving alcohol and other drugs that are openly promoted in the music. By stressing the importance of media literacy this workshop provides tools to help participants critically analyze messages to detect subtle (or not-so-subtle) influences and suggestions that glorify and promote reckless, negative lifestyles, choices and decisions among today s youth. Participants will be actively involved in deciphering and dissecting the Message in the Music. Social Marketing to Prevent Underage Drinking Amity Chandler Scare tactics, consequence based messages, threats and promises none of it is working or working consistently to prevent underage drinking in local communities. This workshop first addresses the basic principles of social marketing and then applies them to the world of prevention, particularly, underage drinking. Participants will examine good and bad social marketing campaigns and apply these lessons to implementing a good social marketing campaign at the local level. The case study of Florida s new underage drinking campaign, Be the Wall, will be discussed in the context of lessons learned for real practitioners doing real social marketing in partnership with schools, law enforcement, parents, and retailers. Kids, Chemicals & America Delbert Boone The workshop will explore the impact of several different issues regarding the development of today s adolescent; media, myths, misconceptions, peer pressure, peer acceptance, family values and drug experimentation. This workshop will assist the participants in identifying the new dynamics of adolescent development and how to implement intervention techniques. For People Like Us: Dealing with Stress and Negativity (repeat from AM) David Austin Sky

19 Wednesday, September 1st 7:00-9:00am: Conference Check-In WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 HOUR PLENARY (9:00am-12:00pm) Addiction Drew Pinsky (aka Dr. Drew) Dr. Drew Pinsky is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine. Addiction is one of the major health concerns of our era, and Dr. Pinsky s 20+ years of experience in the field will help demystify the topic and bring to bear an understanding of this uniquely human experience. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (2:00pm-5:00pm) Adventures in Prevention Jessica Andrews This workshop will teach participants how to utilize experiential techniques in teaching prevention education. Participants will engage in hands-on team building activities with outcomes focusing on diversity and cultural awareness; substance abuse prevention; violence prevention; stress management; and community building. Participants will leave with new ideas for program development as well as ways to augment current programming. Please come in comfortable clothing and prepared for an interactive session! Taking Prevention Viral Kristie Burchett, Becky Croft, and Kimberly Fluellen Social media marketing is a new flavor of marketing that uses social media such as MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo groups, etc. to create communities of like-minded interests and, perhaps, interact and converse with customers and potential customers. This workshop will prepare you to effectively utilize the new media marketing tools of bulletin boards, blogs, videos, photos, social networks and other social media related websites to promote and expand the reach of your prevention program and it's messages. Tips and resources will be provided to help participants better understand and manage their journey into social media marketing. Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age Patricia Agatston Dr. Agatston will provide current information on bullying, cyber bullying, and youth risky behavior online. Participants will learn about best practices in prevention and intervention to address all forms of bullying. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in an experiential activity to understand the various roles that bystanders play in bullying situations and discuss actual cases of cyber bullying. Can the Alcohol of Today Become the Tobacco of Tomorrow? Gregg Raduka and Kay Manning The current image of alcohol in the United States among young people and adults will be presented using various media clips. This will be followed by a contrasting overview of the most current scientific evidence re: alcohol, especially as it relates to young people. Such evidence will include psychological and physiological effects, as well as various legal and economic consequences. This contrast will highlight the need to change the current popular image of alcohol. The 2010 documentary, The Worst Drug of All, will be shown and discussed. How the image of tobacco has changed in the United States over the last 20 years and what was done to effect this change will be summarized. Participants will be asked to consider whether similar efforts, so successful in the past, can take place regarding alcohol. Participants will be asked to brainstorm and complete brief Action Plans regarding what they can do once they get back home to change the image of alcohol in their communities.

20 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 3 HOUR WORKSHOPS continued (2:00pm-5:00pm) Sugar and Spice, But Not Too Nice Marc Fomby This workshop focuses on prevention by attempting to re-direct those opportunities for females to explode (being hijacked by anger) into opportunities for them to choose wisely. The workshop also emphasizes the importance of making positive choices and considering consequences of each choice. Subject matter also includes discussion on messages in the media and music that send negative rather than positive messages. Discussion is centered on presenting participants with real scenarios and offering alternatives to daily destructive decisions. Instead of focusing on what is wrong, we help give females the tools to discover what is right. Participants are engaged in the thought process - we don t tell them what to think, we just encourage them to think! The Movement of Grace Jennifer Angier Participants in this workshop will be challenged to recognize the intimate qualities of the absence, the emergence and the living experience of grace in patients struggling with process addictions. Often, these challenging patients have experienced a broad range of difficulties in their efforts to treat their disease, even as they have reconciled to the idea of choice and have a desire to build a sustained recovery. Innovative approaches and a variety of patient interventions will be shared in an interactive, experiential setting that will help participants identify the spirituality behind a collaborative therapeutic exchange. Through the use of movie clips, literature and music, this interactive dialogue will enable the clinician to expand the realm of traditional therapeutic skills in the treatment of the dualaddicted patient. Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives: PAMI Taunya Lowe Motivational incentives are a supplement to therapy that have been shown to be an effective strategy in the treatment of substance use disorders. Research has shown that motivational incentives programs, using low cost reinforcements (prizes, vouchers, clinic privileges, etc) delivered in conjunction with onsite urine screening, promote higher rates of treatment retention and abstinence from drug abuse. Participants will learn the benefits of using incentives as well as implementation strategies. Georgia Basics: An Evidence-Based Approach to the Identification, Intervention and Treatment of Substance Use Problems Stephen O Neil Universal screening for many medical conditions is a routine part of today s healthcare system and allows for early detection, intervention, and appropriate care when necessary. Although reliable screening tools exist for substance use problems, they are not well understood nor universally applied. There is substantial evidence indicating that screening for substance use problems and providing a brief intervention or referral to higher levels of care results in reduced substance use and increased abstinence. Universal screening and brief intervention provides a public health approach for dealing with moderate and high risk substance use, substance abuse, and substance dependence. Georgia s DUI Laws Scott Dunbar The class will present the current DUI laws in Georgia and the definitions and penalties for each type of offense. Additionally, there will be consideration of the DUI Courts and legislation that has greatly changed the penalties for single and multiple DUI arrests, including increased requirements for clinical evaluation and treatment. Everyone who deals with clients with alcohol and drug problems needs to be familiar with the laws affecting driver s licenses. There is a great deal of misinformation floating around that causes our clients to waste time and money doing things that won t help them obtain their license. Also, many clinicians will want to find out how to get onto the States registry of approved clinical evaluators and treatment providers.

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