One of the most dangerous public perceptions has to be “I did it when I was a kid and I turned out fine.” Fast forward a few decades...where we find some of the most popular trends filling headlines and flooding socials are in classes all their own. Novel and re-imagined products and devices pose new threats to the next generation of teens and young adults. Awareness is only part of the solution, but it is going to take the entire community to address this growing trend. Attend this session to learn more about the latest in the growing youth drug trends, products and devices; what works (and perhaps more importantly what doesn’t) in prevention; how to engage the community (& your coalition); and walk away with the soundbites that will help you in your efforts.

Learning Goals:

  • Attendees will learn the basics of addiction, factors that hinder recovery, and the paradigm shift from abuse to misuse.
  • Attendees will learn how substance use has changed over time, including the latest trends in use, products, and devices.
  • Attendees will learn how to maximize and generate resources in their community to address trends, including what works and what doesn’t in prevention.
Meet our Presenter: 

Melissa Moore has worked in Public Health for nearly 23 years and is currently a Public Health Coordinator with Taylor County Health Department, leading substance abuse prevention and coalition efforts in multiple diverse communities. Emphasizing the need to go beyond education to address the factors that
contribute to substance abuse, Ms. Moore has helped lead assessment, planning, implementation and grant writing efforts to transform the way communities tackle this daunting burden. An expert in engagement and communication, Ms. Moore is always looking for opportunities to take great ideas and move them into tangible actions answering the age-old question...We recognize this is an issue, now what can we do about it?

Attend in-person or Virtually

This training will be offered in-person at the NTC Medford campus with a virtual attendance option. 


Professional Registration (Includes certificate of CEUs) - $15 

Community Registration (No CEUs) - $0

This training is hosted in partnership with

Taylor County Health Department and the Taylor County Drug Opposition Partners (TCDOP), with the support of a SAMHSA’s Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse planning stipend

Cancellation Policy

An attendee must notify NTC of a cancellation prior to the beginning of the event in order to have fees removed or a refund issued. Attendees who do not attend without notifying Continuing Education will be responsible for payment of all course fees and will not be eligible for a refund.