Substance Abuse In The News - 26



Free NRT For Tobacco Users Looking to Quit in 2016

Until December 31st, ANYONE, regardless of insurance status, can call the Quitline and receive coaching and free NRT! This is a very limited-time offer!

Please share with your clients, family, friends, co-workers or anyone who you know is struggling to give up this deadly addiction. Spread the news. Remember this is a limited time offer.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or enroll online at https://michigan.quitlogix.org/enrollment/default.aspx

SAPST- Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

Tuesday, Jan. 19th 2016 at 8am to Friday, Jan. 22nd 2016 at 5pm

CMH Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingam Counties Atrium, Lansing


Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies to prepare prevention professionals for work in their community in a proven effective way, SAPST will walk participants through the Strategic Prevention/Planning Framework.

SAPST is a highly interactive, 4-day face-to-face workshop, in addition to a several hour online component that MUST be completed prior to the face-to-face workshop. Participants are required to attend the training from beginning to end, so please be mindful of your ability to be in attendance for the full training before you register. (A link will be provided one week prior to training dates for those registered.)

This training is intended for: Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists who have been in the field 0-5 years; Substance Abuse Prevention Managers and Supervisors. Participants will understand:

  • The Strategic Planning/Prevention Framework
  • How to work through the steps to create an appropriate prevention plan
  • The importance of choosing appropriate evidence based strategies to address local needs
  • How cultural competence, sustainability, and evaluation are themes for the entire process

Prescription Drug Disposal Training

Thursday, Jan. 28th 2016 at 10am-2:30pm

6511 Centurion Drive, Lansing MI 48917


10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

10:05 a.m. Angela R. Francis, Drug Enforcement Administration

11:30 a.m. Chris Angel, Yellow Jugs Old Drugs ® Program

12:00-1:00 Lunch will be provided

1:00 p.m. Mary Charley & Duane Roskoskey, Department of Natural Resources & Environment

2:30 p.m. Evaluation and Adjourn

This prevention panel will show participants how to appropriately collect and dispose of controlled substances. The intent will be to provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary knowledge and resources to provide this service.

In this training participants will: • Learn what steps must be completed to accept controlled substances from end users • Learn DEA requirements for chain of custody of controlled substances • Learn safe guards needed to assure safe collection and disposal of controlled substances • Learn how to dispose of controlled substances consistent with federal and state laws.

The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals to sponsor substance abuse training. MACMHB maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 4.5 (Prevention Specific) contact hours.

Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this seminar, bring your “Verification and Certificate of Attendance” form to the MACMHB Staff to be initialed. You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate of participation. Participants arriving late or departing early will forfeit the entire contact hours.

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, and facilitated by The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB). If you have questions, please contact Annette Pepper at apepper@macmhb.org or call 517-374-6848.

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention One Day Overview

Monday, March 7th 2016 at 8:30am-4pm

426 South Walnut Street

Lansing, MI


Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? What do I do if they say they ARE suicidal? How do I deal with the strong emotions suicide generates? Are there special issues to pay attention to when someone is using drugs or alcohol?

This training will provide answers for these and other questions many of us have about suicide. It will focus on the special issues of dealing with persons abusing substances. It will provide you with basic information about suicide as well as help you develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention. Small group role plays will allow you to apply the suggested techniques as you learn them. This training is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about intervening across the suicide spectrum. Professionals from the fields of substance abuse and mental health may all benefit.

Participants who complete this course will be able: 1. To demonstrate a working knowledge of the dynamics of suicide 2. To identify and consider implications when issues of suicide risk emerge in the context of substance abuse treatment 3. To demonstrate appropriate engagement and intervention strategies with a suicidal person 4. To demonstrate an understanding of appropriate responses to others following a completed suicide.

Course Outline: • Scope of the suicide problem • Motivations for suicide • Attitudes about suicide • Effective communication skills • Intervention skills • Small group role plays



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Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Vision - The vision of JCSAPC is to have a safe and healthy community free of substance abuse.

Mission - JCSAPC will work to reduce youth and adult substance use/abuse by building community capacity and supporting substance abuse prevention, early intervention and treatment through recovery oriented systems.