Prevention & Harm Reduction
Welcome and Housekeeping
A Word from the Summit Organizer: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
Substance Use and Tennessee
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.
- 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.
A Word from Our Sponsor: Shelby County Health Department
The Youngest Casualties of the War On Opioids
There has been an increase in fetal and infant death cases where the Mother was positive for opioids and was the major cause of pregnancy complications and deaths in Shelby County, TN. Many of the Mothers received little to no prenatal care after testing positive for opioids at a prenatal visit. We can reduce the chances of continued opioid use and related fetal/infant deaths.
- To bring awareness of fetal and infant deaths related to opioid use in pregnancy.
- To show data on the increase of opioid use in pregnancy.
- To show data on the increase of fetal and infant deaths and the contribution to pregnancy-related opioid use to the increase.
- To give suggestions of ways to help expectant Mothers recover from opioid use during pregnancy to reduce maternal, fetal, and infant health complications and deaths. (call to action)
A Word from Our Sponsor: ABC/24 Memphis
A Word About Our Sponsor: Memphis Redbirds
Singing Against Secondhand Smoke with Musicians for Smoke Free Tennessee
Musicians and entertainers are invaluable to the State of Tennessee, yet many in the industry remain exposed to secondhand smoke in their workplaces – bars and music venues. Get a front-row seat for an epic show featuring Traci Kennedy, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. The set list includes greatest hits like – restoring power for local TN communities, taking action on smokefree air, recruiting artists and musician storytellers.
- Observe the power of first person communication in storytelling to build power for public health policy change.
- Develop understanding of best practice in recruiting and cultivating storytelling partnerships, in particular, with diverse populations most impacted by secondhand smoke.
- Highlight gaps in smokefree protections to further understand the people most exposed to secondhand smoke in TN.
- Understand the capacity for local community coalitions to take action on smokefree air.
CE and Lunch Announcements
Lunch with Music
Welcome Back/Intro Into Second Half of Summit
A Word from Our Sponsor: Alliance Health Services
A word about our Sponsor: Grace Land Recovery
Alcohol & Violence In US Cities: What, Why & What to Do
Excessive alcohol use and violence have a close relationship. Numerous studies have documented a relationship between a high density of alcohol outlets and increased violence. There are significant disparities in alcohol outlet density: while alcohol consumption is highest among higher income people, and while whites are far more likely than African American or Latinx people to report heavy drinking, across the country poor, African American and Latinx communities have far more than their share of alcohol outlets. This presentation will show the research behind these statements, the histories of structural racism that contributed to this situation, the need to address this in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the concrete steps that communities can take to influence and reduce alcohol outlet density within their borders.
- Describe the health and safety burden of alcohol globally and in the United States
- List the “best buys” for effective reduction and prevention of alcohol-related problems
- Explain the role of alcohol in both structural and interpersonal violence
- Discuss key disparities affecting alcohol availability and problems
- Outline steps to take to achieve best practices in alcohol outlet regulation
A Word from Our Sponsor: Summit Behavioral Health
A Practical View of Long-term Effects & Recovery Outcomes for Individuals with Methamphetamine Abuse & Dependence
This workshop is a framework to identify, better understand, and provide effective behavioral treatment for people struggling with methamphetamine addiction. The discussion will include information about how long-term meth use effects behavior and thought patterns. We will also examine components of effective treatment, both in terms of what is effective and expectations about time. The workshop is lead by John Williamson who has extensive experience in treating methamphetamine addiction.
- Examine the diagnostic criteria for Substance Use Disorder, and how these manifests in the methamphetamine user.
- Explore how typical process addictions (i.e. sex, gambling, and hoarding) are common with these individuals.
- Discuss other common substances that are often used with methamphetamine to enhance or regulate the experience.
- Review some of the components of effective treatment for these individuals.
A Word from Our Sponsor: Bradford Health Services
A word about our Sponsor: University Clinical Health
Overdose Prevention In Shelby County
In this presentation, we will discuss the overdose epidemic, how we got here, what it looks like today, and what we can do about it. This will include the opioid overdose epidemic and how to reverse opioid overdoses utilizing Naloxone, as well as the emerging stimulant overdose epidemic. There will also be a focus on community solutions and a reminder to take care of ourselves as we work to care for others.
- Review overdose trends in Tennessee and your county/region
- Understand stigma and harm reduction
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid and stimulant overdoses
- Learn how to respond to a drug overdose with naloxone
- Take action to prevent overdoses in your community
A Word from Our Sponsor: First Step Recovery
A word about our Sponsor: Lakeside Behavioral Health