Current Trends in Substance Abuse: October 11, 2019

Arms Acres, Putnam CTC Coalition and Prevention Council of Putnam Present:

Current Trends in Substance Abuse

Friday, October 11, 2019
Arms Acres, 75 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY 10512

9:00 – 9:30: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30: Plants of the Gods – Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:45: Cannabis/CBD/Vaping – A Part of the New Normal
11:45 – 12:00: Break
12:00 – 1:00: Drugs of Abuse Update

Lee W. Livermore, Public Education Coordinator for the Upstate New York Poison Center.
Lee has a bachelor’s degree in business and has several certifications in communication, training, organizational development and personality profile assessments. Lee has more than seventeen years of delivering poison prevention training programs and presentations to the general public, community based agencies, primary education schools, colleges and universities. He is skilled in presenting on the topics of Drugs of Abuse, Train-the-Trainer programs, Poison Prevention Awareness Programs, and is active in developing partnerships with community coalitions within the 54 county coverage area of the Upstate NY Poison Center. He is a highly sought after speaker and is known for his energetic presentations.

Plants of the Gods – Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers
This program will explore some of the popular Psychotropic Plants such as Ayahuasca/DMT, Psilocybin, Peyote/Mescaline, Iboga, and more. These plants are currently being researched for their potential use in therapies for treatment of substance and psychosomatic disorders. While some of the plants are not illegal the chemical active ingredients are. This will prove to be a “spirited” discussion.

Cannabis/CBD/Vaping – A Part of the New Normal
This program will address the history of Cannabis and how commercialization is changing the public perception and what they are not telling you about the hidden dangers of the New Cannabis. CBD, can it really be the cure-all it claims to be? What are the potential harmful effects? Vaping, the toxic fad that endangers the health of millions. What is in the e-juice? What other substances are being used in this new drug delivery system.

Drugs of Abuse Update
This session will provide an updated overview of what Poison Centers are experiencing on the current drug trends including new synthetic drugs, opiates and heroin.

OASAS CASAC Renewal hours pending. OASAS CPP/CPS Initial & Renewal hours pending. Registration fee is $25 (includes continental breakfast). To receive a certificate, participants must arrive on time and attend the entire conference. No certificates for partial attendance will be given. For more information, contact the Prevention Council of Putnam at (845) 225-4646. Seating is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required.

Registration fee is $25. Please make check payable to: The Prevention Council of Putnam and mail to: The Prevention Council of Putnam, 67 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512, OR email to lguarino@preventioncouncilputnam.org OR fax to (845) 225-5935.

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