Feb 22

2016 Substance Abuse: A Community Response Conference open for registration

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual Substance Abuse: A Community Response conference will be April 27-28, 2016.  This year our theme is “Building a Healthier Community Together.”   Using this theme as our basis, the conference aims to increase awareness of new, proven, and/or promising techniques and programs that are being used to address the spectrum of substance abuse from prevention to intervention, treatment and aftercare.

Join us for keynote presentations by Dr. Chan Hellman, an Oklahoma-based, world renowned researcher on hope, as well as our community’s own Liz Davis, who will provide a deeper look at neurobiology, epidemiology, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resiliency! The conference will also include a screening of Paper Tigers, a documentary about a trauma-informed approach to education.

The two-day conference also will cover topics such as marijuana policy, recovery, peer education, e-cigarettes, innovative prevention approaches, prevention in tribal communities, housing and homelessness and their connection to addiction/recovery, and more.

Get the full agenda or register for the conference by clicking here.

We hope to see you at Great Wolf on April 27!

The conference is brought to you by TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, WASAVP, Providence Behavioral Health, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, and Northwest HIDTA.

Jan 30

News Release: Death rate drops 23% for prescription pain med overdoses

Death rate drops 23% for prescription pain med overdoses in Washington State. Several key initiatives are beginning to make a difference including the secure online database that allows medical providers to track pain med prescriptions and several prescription take-back locations across the state.  Read the full NEWS RELEASE HERE.

Find a location where you can drop off your unused prescriptions HERE

The prescription drug drop box at Tumwater City Hall

Dec 27

Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results

Monitoring the Future 2012, a nationwide youth survey designed to measure drug, alcohol and tobacco use in youth, has published their results. For a nationwide snapshot on drug use among teens,  follow this link to the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

Monitoring the Future 2012

Dec 14

In concern over pot, don’t forget about meth

Tacoma’s New Tribute recently published a story to remind us about the rapid destruction that meth takes on users. This editorial reaffirms the highly addictive and destructive nature of methamphetamine, read the full story here.

Oct 23

Registration is now open for the Meth and More 2013 Conference!

The 4th Annual Meth and More Conference

Thursday April 25th, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA

Registration is now open!

Please join us for a day of lively discussions on substance abuse prevention in our communities. This year’s conference promises to provide engaging presenters, dynamic breakout sessions and networking opportunities. We welcome attendees of all professional levels and from around the state to participate. Speakers and participants come from varying professional fields to include law enforcement, social services, health care, public health and prevention experts.

For more information and to register, please click here.

See you there!

Oct 19

Mexican meth infiltrates the US

Mexican drug cartels are filling the void in the US drug enforcement’s efforts to crack down on American made methamphetamine. Read more on this story here

In this June 20, 2011, photo released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s office, police investigators look at drums of precursor chemicals for methamphetamine that were seized in Queretaro, Mexico. Over the last several years, the cartels have quietly swooped in to fill a void in the American drug market created by years of crackdowns that began more than a decade ago. Photo: AP / AP

Oct 19

Thurston County Drug Action Team

The Thurston County Drug Action Team, focused on reducing and eliminating the harmful effects of drug use in our community, and coordinating efforts to prevent abuse by children and youth.