We at First District Health Unit are pleased to bring you a series of brown-bag lunch presentations during National Prevention Week, May 13th - May 17th. Local speakers will be tackling the most important prevention issues of today, including the opioid epidemic, underage drinking, the e-cigarette boom, marijuana, and suicide. Presentations are each day from noon to 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch and come hear from licensed addiction counselors, social workers, families of the addicted, and prevention professionals. Each presentation is enriched by the background and experience of the speaker. Join us for one day or all five – the presentations are FREE. #NPW2019For more information see www.fdhu.org or call 701-852-1376.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
Heather Leier, Founder of Embrace, ND
Prevention tips from the perspective of a parent who’s been there: what has worked, what hasn’t, and areas where she felt lacking.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
ND Marijuana Program
Renae Sisk, BSN, RN
Implementation of the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program and the new legislative changes from this session.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Preventing Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
Candis Mock, LAC NCHSC, with Guest Darcy K
Candis and her guest will share their personal stories of addiction and recovery, with an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Tobacco Prevention: E-cigarettes
Kira Lampton, MAOM
Bonnie Riely, CTTS
Use of electronic cigarettes is exploding among both youth and adults. This presentation will discuss current information from the CDC in regards to e-cigarettes, and evidence-based prevention strategies
Friday, May 17, 2019
Prevention of Suicide
Laurel Grams, MSW, LICSW
If I cross paths with someone who is considering suicide, how will I know? What kind of responsibility do I feel? What are realistic options for me when I decide I do want to get involved? This presentation will help you find answers.
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. samhsa.gov/prevention-week.