Drug Symposium: from Vaping to Edibles to Opioids

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stanislaus County Drug Symposium features keynote speakers and presentations exploring the latest teen drug trends, research on drug use on the developing teen brain, and how to recognize warning signs of that someone may be under the influence.


8:00     Welcome and Conference Objectives

8:15     Keynote Address:  Opioid Addiction

            Dr. Suzanne Whitehead, Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, with Travis Whitehead

9:45     Narcan: Myths Truths and Resources

            Tammy Cooper, Clinical Education Manager, American Medical Response 

10:00   Break

10:15   Breakout Session One

            A.        Drug Trends and Awareness,

            B.        Reality Check – A Firsthand Account of Drugs in Our Schools

            C.        Youth Drug Use – Etiology and Factors

11:30   Lunch and Vendors

12:45   Breakout Session Two

            A.        Central Valley Opioid Trends

            B.        Gangs and Drugs

            C.        Tiered Approach for Planning Substance Use Intervention Strategies

2:00     Break

2:15     Closing Keynote:  Drug Addiction and the Link to Human Trafficking: A Perspective from the Streets

            Officer Aaron Jones, Riverside Police Department

3:45     Closing Comments – A Call to Action

4:00     Dismissal

Community Resources and Information Tables:

  • Wake-up – Modesto Police Department Diversion Program
  • Aegis Treatment Centers – NARCAN and Interventions
  • Safe Kids: Medication Safety
  • Tobacco Use Prevention Education PHAST
  • Drop the Drugs Prescription Disposal
  • California Healthy Kids Resource Center



September 17, 2019


Kym Barber
(209) 238-1510


$120.00 per person (includes lunch)