Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

The Attorney General's Office, in partnership with other agencies, hosted the third annual Prescription Drug Abuse Summit on September 10th at the Statehouse Convention Center.

The goal of the annual summit is to help reduce the number of deaths and addiction caused by prescription drug misuse and abuse, by raising public awareness of the epidemic through partnerships with educational, medical, prevention and treatment entities. The summit brought together civic and community leaders, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, school resource officers, educators and law enforcement to work toward ending prescription drug abuse and misuse.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Summit was provided free to participants as a public service. There was a Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Kick-Off event co-sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority on September 9th at the Ron Robinson Theater featuring "The Hungry Heart," a documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery.

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2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Agenda

Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Kick-Off: September 9th, Ron Robinson Theater

9-10 a.m.

Parents as Interventionists: Dr. Ken Winters, director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research

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10:15-11:15 a.m.

Opiate Nation: Dr. Stephen Lloyd, East Tenn. State University

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1-2:15 p.m.

Available Resources in Arkansas?
Moderator: Pam Christie, executive director of the Mental Health Council of  Arkansas

Panelists

  • Dr. Carol Baxter, executive director of Recovery Centers of Arkansas
  • Vicki Walters, RHIA, Arkansas Medical Foundation, Program Director
  • Michael Mancino, M.D., Associate Professor Program Director, Center for Addiction Services and Treatment University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Research Institute
2:30-4:00 p.m.

The Partnership of Law Enforcement and Public Health: Patrick Glynn, commander of the narcotics unit, Quincy Mass.

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6:00 p.m. Seating begins for “The Hungry Heart” documentary
6:30 p.m. Film begins
8:00 p.m. Q and A with “Hungry Heart” Director Bess O’Brien

 

2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit: September 10th, Statehouse Convention Center

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Steve Varady, State Drug Director

The Face Behind The Facts: When Prescription Drugs Get Personal

  • Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Executive Director, Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center
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9:30-9:45 a.m. BREAK
9:45-11:45 a.m.

Summit Breakout Track Session 1

Clinical Track

Addiction Pearls

  • Presenter: Jay Weiss, M.D., Medical Director, Palmetto Addication Recovery
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What to Expect in a Residential Treatment Facility

  • Presenter: Darren Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Palmetto Addiction Recovery
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Criminal Justice Track

Current Pharmaceutical Abuse and Diversion Trends

  • Presenter: Marc Gonzalez, Pharm. D., President, California Chapter, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
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Education/Advocacy Track

Community Response to Prescription Drug Abuse:

  • Presenter: Laurie A. Reh, BS, M.Ed., CPC, Arkansas Region 1 Prevention Service Representative, Alternative Opportunities/Decision Point, Inc.
  • Presenter: Hayse Miller, B.S.E., CPC, Arkansas Region 8 Prevention Service Representative, Family Service Agency
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11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

LUNCH provided

Welcome: Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General

Keynote Presentation: Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General, president of the National Association of Attorneys General

1:15-2:15 p.m.

This is Your Brain on Adolescence

  • Presenter: Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Director, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, University of Minnesota
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2:15-2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Summit Breakout Track Session 2

Clinical Track

Appropriate Pain Treatment Considerations with and without Drugs of Abuse

  • Presenter: Carlos Roman, M.D., Chief of Pain Management, St. Vincent Infirmary, Chair of Arkansas State Medical Board Pain Committee
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Criminal Justice Track

Inside the Mind of the Drug User

  • Presenter: Joseph E. Keil, Deputy, Manitowoc (WI) County Sheriff's Department
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Education/Advocacy Track

Rx Abuse and the Importance of Local Conditions: Digging Deeper

  • Carlton Hall, Deputy Director of Training and Technical Assistance, National Coalition Institute, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
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3:30-3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45-4:45 p.m.

Opiate Nation

  • Presenter: Stephen Loyd, M.D., F.A.C.P., Acting Chief of Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
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4:45-5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Steve Varady, State Drug Director