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Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:00am-1:15pm

Vaping, Fentanyl, and Methamphetamine, Oh My! A Deep Dive into Emerging Drug Trends

A Special Lecture Presented by:

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Featured Presenters:

Beth A. Rutkowski, MPH, Director of Training & Epidemiologist, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Co-Director Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (HHS Region 9)

David Hindman, PhD, Chief, Clinical Standards and Training Unit Substance Abuse Prevention & Control

This Lecture Series presentation will provide a detailed review of local and national emerging drug trends. Epidemiological data on synthetic drugs, fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, mixed opioids/stimulants and vaping (marijuana and nicotine) will be presented. The presentation will define key terms, describe the major classes of emerging drugs, present available data on the extent of use, and discuss the acute and chronic effects.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the current information on the availability and patterns of emerging drug tends in the United States. 2) Identify the key characteristics and acute and chronic effects of synthetic drugs, most notably synthetic opioids (fentanyl), synthetic cannabinoids (spice) and synthetic cathinones (bath salts). 3) Identify the key characteristics and acute and chronic effects of mixed opioids and stimulants. 4) Explain strategies for communicating the dangers involved with the use of emerging drugs, including the current vaping lung illness epidemic.

Location and Time

The Alhambra Auditorium
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00am - 1:15pm

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