The Real Deal on Synthetic Drugs

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In February 2013, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Services Integration Task force presented a symposium – Synthetic Drugs: Myths, Facts, and Strategies – that brought law enforcement, criminal justice, health, human services, and business leaders together to raise awareness about the proliferation of synthetic drug use in the District of Columbia. Beyond raising awareness and given the public health and public safety concerns related to the emergence of synthetic drug use in the community, the aim of that symposium was also to generate a dialogue geared towards engineering a comprehensive and coordinated approach to address the issue.

For this follow up symposium, we have brought behavioral health, medical, legislative, criminal justice, social services, and business leaders together to examine the current landscape of synthetic drugs in the District of Columbia. Subject matter experts will describe the innovative approaches under way both nationally and locally to address this issue; report on the progress that has been made locally since last year’s symposium; and continue the dialogue on local response strategies.

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The call for collaboration will take ALL Agencies to unite on: issues,  resources, policies, legislation, organizations and education that will effect us all.  For more information contact the  following Agencies
CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATION COUNCIL www.cjcc.resourcelocator.net
CESAR www.cesar.umd.edu
K2 ZOMBIE www.k2zombie.com
FREE MIND BOOK CLUB www.freemind.com
THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS www.drugfreeworld.org
THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH  IN YOUR CITY, STATE OR TOWN