Shelby County

Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs Summit

Event Schedule

04.08.21
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Morning Schedule
8:45
AM

Welcome and Housekeeping

With Austin Carroll
8:55
AM

A Word from the Summit Organizer: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition

9:00
AM

Substance Use and Tennessee

With Anthony Jackson

Summary:

This session will provide an overview of Shelby County and Tennessee data on substance use and issues. Also, there will be an overview of the Tennessee Substance Use Prevention Network and activities carried out by community partners. Data will be presented from the student survey that is used to inform state and local prevention planning efforts and serves as a tool for evaluating the impact of prevention strategies aimed at reducing opioid and other alcohol and drug misuse.

Upon the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the goals of the Tennessee Prevention Network and where community partners are located in Tennessee.
  • Identify the role that Coalitions play in substance use prevention statewide and what their three priorities are.
  • Understand the priority population of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists and what the focus of their work is.
  • Have a better understanding of the TN Together Student Survey and other data and assess the state level priorities for substance use prevention.
9:50
AM

Break

10:00
AM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Alliance Healthcare Systems

10:05
AM

The Helping Process: Difference Making and Avoiding Harm

With Christopher Moore, BPS, LADAC II

Summary:

This session will provide a review of current data of Shelby County related to alcohol/drug use, illustrate existing gaps in knowledge/services, explore traits of effective helping, and discuss potential for harm.

Upon the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Increase awareness surrounding alcohol and drug related affairs in Shelby County.
  • Illustrate various changes in understanding, treatment models, & helping community.
  • Discuss strategies for the development of effective helping skills.
  • Explore how to minimize harm in the helping dynamic.
10:55
AM

Break

11:05
AM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Vertava Health

11:10
AM

The Biology of the Addicted Brain

With Josh Weil, RN, BSN, VWCN

Summary:

This session will reduce stigma by presenting addiction as a chemical, physical and genetic disease. Presenter will discuss the role of genetics and the pleasure/reward circuit of the brain as well as the role of dopamine in addiction and substance use disorder. Will discuss the science of naloxone, who should carry it and how to obtain it.

Upon the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understanding of why some get addicted and some don’t.
  • Understanding genetic susceptibility and its role in substance use disorder.
  • Understanding the role of particular parts of the brain and dopamine in substance use disorder.
  • Understanding how Naloxone works, who should carry it and how to obtain it.
Afternoon Schedule
12:00
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Starlite Recovery Center

12:05
PM

CE and Lunch Announcements

12:10
PM

Lunch with Music by Austin Carroll

12:40
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Lakeside Behavioral Health System

12:45
PM

Memphis Area Prevention Coalition Update

With Jack Wyatt
1:00
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Shelby County Health Department

1:10
PM

Tobacco Prevention and Control in Tennessee: Welcome to Tobacco Nation

With Liz Johnson, MPH

Summary:

Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer, and Tennessee has not experienced a reduction in tobacco use like other states in the Nation. This session will explain how and why the ongoing crisis of tobacco use takes the lives of more than 31 Tennesseans daily. It focuses on tobacco-related disparities, and how the tobacco industry preys on disparate populations. Learn how healthcare professionals can get involved in tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. Now, more than ever, there is a need for public health and health care providers to lead tobacco prevention efforts to ensure we reduce the burden of tobacco use and addiction in Tennessee.

Upon the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the tobacco prevention and control landscape in Tennessee.
  • Recognize how disparate populations are disproportionately affected by tobacco.
  • Understand the need for healthcare provider intervention.
  • Assist users quit attempt with evidenced-based strategies.
2:00
PM

Break

2:10
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: United Healthcare Community Plan

2:15
PM

But It’s Legal, Right: A Discussion of the Impact of Alcohol Use and Misuse on Society and Individual Lives

With Pat Friedman, LPC/MHSP, Tennessee

Summary:

This session will include statistical data on the negative impacts of alcohol use and misuse on society and on individual lives. It will address how social norms surrounding alcohol use often result in a misleading impression of the dangers inherent to alcohol use. Best practice treatment options and the value of family engagement in treatment will be discussed, as will the stigma associated seeking treatment. And finally, the challenges associated with maintaining long term abstinence from alcohol use will be discussed.

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of alcohol related legal issues, health issues and deaths in the US.
  • Learn how social norms surrounding alcohol use minimize potential negative consequences.
  • Identify the best practice treatment options and family involvement. Reducing the stigma associated with seeking treatment.
  • Learn the difficulty in stopping, and “”staying stopped””, and why”.
3:05
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Bradford Health

3:10
PM

Break

3:20
PM

A Word from Our Sponsor: Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

3:25
PM

#MeToo and the Opioid-Sexual Assault Connection

With Cara Tuttle Bell, JD, MA

Summary:

This session will provide an overview of the connections between opioid use and experiences of sexual assault, including both childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in adulthood. Contemporary research demonstrates the usefulness of screening opioid users for prior sexual victimization and the importance of trauma-informed interventions and treatment. Increased media attention to sexual harassment and assault brought about the #MeToo Movement and its ongoing initiatives may generate additional stressors and challenges to survivors, impacting their frequency of substance use and related treatment outcomes.

Upon the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the connections and intersections of sexual trauma and substance use.
  • Identify gaps in screening opioid users who may have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adulthood sexual assault.
  • Learn how high-profile cases of sexual abuse may impact survivors and lead to increased use of alcohol and other drugs and/or create challenges for treatment.
  • Learn basic strategies for trauma-informed communication used in victim/survivor advocacy for interactions with users with a history of sexual trauma.
  • Identify trends across the generations for navigating the aftermath of sexual trauma and warning signs of potentially harmful coping mechanisms among victim-survivors.

4:15
PM

Closing Remarks

With Austin Carroll