Statewide Substance Use Prevention Conference: Preventing the Use of Opioids and Other Drugs Through Upstream Prevention

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 (All day)

This year’s conference featured four keynote speakers (see below), with each doing TED Talk-style presentations for the morning plenary:

  • Dr. Jennifer Michaels, Brien Center, Pittsfield: Let’s Clean Up the Dirty Talk: How Stigma Impacts Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Dr. Ralph Hingson, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): Epidemiology and Policy Prevention of Underage Drinking
  • Dr. Bill Dejong, Boston University School of Public Health: Use Scare Tactics or Die: The Risks of Using Fear-based Social Marketing Strategies
  • Representative Jim Cantwell, 4th Plymouth District (Marshfield and Scituate):
    A Call to Action; Working with Policy Makers for Upstream Prevention

And more in-depth breakout sessions from each of the keynote speakers as well as from others on the topics of Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse Among Student Athletes and Getting Real Time Data for Opioid Overdose Prevention in the afternoon. Access the PowerPoint Presentations and any handouts from the TAPP Talks and breakout sessions below. We will post the videos of the TAPP Talks when they are available here as well.

TAPP Talks

  • Dr. Ralph Hingson, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): Epidemiology and Policy Prevention of Underage Drinking
    PowerPoint
  • Dr. Bill Dejong, Boston University School of Public Health: Use Scare Tactics or Die: The Risks of Using Fear-based Social Marketing Strategies
    PowerPoint

  • Representative Jim Cantwell, 4th Plymouth District (Marshfield and Scituate): A Call to Action; Working with Policy Makers for Upstream Prevention
    PowerPoint

Breakout Sessions

Location: 
EDC, Inc. Waltham, MA
Led by: 
Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and MassTAPP
In-person Meeting/Webinar: 
In-person Meeting
MassTAPP/Other Event of Interest: 
MassTAPP