Take a Stand Against Drugs

Kami Anderson

Executive Director, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Courtney Hankinson

Prevention Specialist, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Patrick Dougherty

Indiana County District Attorney

Michael Krafick

Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Gary Tennis

Secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

David Mineta

Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Courtney Hankinson, Prevention Specialist for the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission will provide an overview of the Teen Scene program. This program is a mock bedroom program designed to educate adults who care for youth about: signs and symptoms of drug use including a large walk through bedroom display of more than 50 objects to look for in a teenager's bedroom, current drug trends educating attendees about what is happening in their communities and what trends are on the horizon, and resources that help guide attendees on what to say and do to prevent drug abuse and learn how to intervene when drug abuse is suspected.

This presentation will also include a Town Hall Meeting panel discussion on substance use/abuse from a local, state, and federal stand point.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. recognize the signs and symptoms of drug use;
  2. describe current drug trends and what to look out for;
  3. understand the whole picture - local, state, and federal - leading to recovery.

Presentation Outline

  1. Teen Scene
    1. Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use
    2. Current Drug Trends on the horizon
    3. What to say and do to prevent drug use/abuse
    4. How to intervene when drug use is suspected
  2. Town Hall Meeting Panel Discussion
    1. Local Substance Abuse issues
    2. State Substance Abuse issues
    3. Federal Substance Abuse issues
  3. How to get to Recovery
  4. Questions and Answers