Substance Abuse: It's Everybody's Business | Northcentral Technical College

Substance Abuse: It's Everybody's Business

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. UW Center for Civic Engagement
Uniting to Think Differently

44% of Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to pain killers. “ We have to stop treating addiction as a moral failing, and start seeing it for what it is: a chronic disease that must be treated with urgency and compassion.”

– Vivek Murthy

United States Surgeon General

At this conference:
  • Examine the neurobiology of addiction and its impact on workforce, parenting, and community well-being
  • Gain multiple recovery perspectives
  • Learn public safety challenges and approaches
  • Consider successful evidence-based strategies and best practices
Who Should Attend?
Health systems and providers, health insurers, economic development, policy makers, community lenders, educators, employers, clergy, foundations, public health, law enforcement, public safety professionals, media partners, community members and advocacy leaders.
Featured Speakers and Panel Guests include:
Marvin D. Seppala, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 

Regina LaBelle, JD
Former Chief of Staff, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Michele Devine Giese
President, STEP Industries
Kierstin Justinger
Senior Manager Workforce Strategy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Robert Bell
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Agency, Milwaukee

Steven Schwartz
President, Face it Together

Brett Davis
President, Aspirus Arise health plan

Sheila Weix
Director of Substance Abuse Services, Family Health Center of Marshfield

AJ Ernst, Ph.D., LPh.D. 
Director of Resident Services for the Aaron J Meyer Foundation in Madison Family Voices of Recovery

Jesse Heffernan
Respite Director, Iris Place Peer Run

Jason Weber
Community Liaison Officer, Village of Fox Crossing Police Dept

Nathaniel Stetzer
Wausau Police Dept

Michael Loy
Interim CEO, North Central Health Care

Christopher Johnson
Emergency Medicine physician. Chair, MN Dept of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group.



CEU Information

CEUs are available

Location Information

UW Center for Civic Engagement 625 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401