January 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Virtual Event
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) team and Advocates for Human Potential (AHP)

Updates On New Methamphetamines and Cocaine Health Risks—Improved Screening and Action To Save Lives

Much higher purity, longer-term use, and growing contamination of methamphetamine and cocaine with synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, resulted in record-high overdose deaths in the United States during the last year.  Screening and treatment protocols are available to help corrections services, emergency department staff, first responders, and related personnel address this life-threatening situation.

Featured presenters will discuss emerging evidence-informed practices based on clinical experience, current field data, and new research.  Participants will explore new approaches (including improved medical screening protocols) for early identification, intervention, and both medical and behavioral treatment among “meth” users.

The webinar is designed to:

  • Inform frontline emergency department personnel, first responders, corrections administrators, jail medical staff, and community supervision staff about acute toxicity and death from methamphetamine and cocaine.
  • Discuss medical and community interventions for addressing acute and chronic stimulant toxicity.
  • Identify challenges unique to corrections and their partners and discuss pathways to success.

Host: Kathleen West, DrPH, Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Presenters: Connie Priddy, M.A., R.N., MCCN, Director of Quality Compliance, Huntington QRT Program Coordinator, Cabell County, West Virginia, EMS and Dr. Phillip Coffin, MD, MIA, Director, Center on Substance Use and Health, San Francisco, California, Department of Public Health, University of California San Francisco Department of Internal Medicine

This event is hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) team and Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). BJA’s COSSAP is a collaborative effort that includes the training and technical assistance teams from Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.; the Altarum Institute; the Center for Health and Justice at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities; the Institute for Intergovernmental Research; the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College; the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center; and RTI International. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-AR-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

This event is approved for CEUs for all certification types by the Nevada Certification Board

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