This training presentation utilizes multimedia, visual aids, and real-world examples to explore the current challenges of checking ID by both law enforcement/enforcement agents and by those in the retail industry. Attendees will understand the relationship between emerging drug trends and fake ID use. Attendees will also become aware of the latest security features being used on genuine IDs, and discover some of the latest features that are now being replicated by the counterfeiters. Attendees will learn about the advantages and limitations when incorporating the use of tools and technology to check identification. At the conclusion, those in attendance will learn which state IDs are currently the most common ones being faked and how to quickly spot them.
Fake ID Trends and Detection Methods-
Toxicology Viewpoint: Polydrug Use & Associated Illicit Substances-
This fast paced presentation will discuss polydrug use based on toxicology data from impaired driving cases. Possible sources of these substances are based on results of seized drug analysis concentrating on illicitly made counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Ms. Chiasson uses humor and audience interaction to deliver this important message.
Evaluate polydrug use trends based on toxicological data
Review several case studies with polydrugs detected
Identify possible sources of polydrug use based on counterfeit pharmaceutical drug trends
Engaging Professionals and Communities in Effective Substance Abuse Prevention-
Brain Chemistry: It’s What Drugs of Abuse Mess With-
Each of the drugs we are talking about at this conference is an “external psychoactive substance”, i.e., something that we take into our bodies to change our perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and/or our behavior. All these drugs - - whether acquired off the street or prescribed - - only work because they match one or more of our own human nerve receptors for our own “internal psychoactive chemicals”. The problem is that most of us know nothing about our basic neurochemistry – our brain chemistry - - or that there are ways to increase or decrease our internal doses of our own psychoactive chemicals, so we want/need less – or none of these external substances. This is called practical science.
Objectives: Participants will be able to –
Define “external psychoactive substances” and “internal psychoactive chemistry”
Match at least one naturally occurring “internal psychoactive chemical” to its “external psychoactive substance”
Name at least one action that is proven to increase our calming/healing “internal psychoactive chemicals”.
Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis-
Due to the trend of legalizing cannabis, it's important attendees increase their knowledge of cannabis and potential products produced from it. During this training, you will learn about the different types of cannabis plants and how they are identified, how cannabis extracts are made and used, and how cannabis is broken down in the body. This session helps attendees learn about the intricate world of legal cannabis. Current field sobriety research that is available in detecting a driver that is impaired on cannabis as well as ongoing studies and resources that are available, are included, as well.
Today’s Marijuana: It’s not about a plant, it’s about the drug THC-
This presentation will examine the how marijuana has evolved and how high potency THC is impacting public health and public safety. We will examine how THC has changed since Colorado legalized commercial adult use marijuana in 2012. We will also be examining and discussing the emerging research concerning high potency THC and its relationship to mental health and violence.
The presentation is designed to give the participant a general overview of the impacts of marijuana legalization either medically or commercial adult use as they relate to public health and public safety.
This presentation will inform the attendee about the evolution of marijuana and marijuana related products.
Discuss the impacts of high potency THC on public health and public safety.
Examine the relationship between high potency THC products and mental health and violence by discussing emerging research pertaining to this topic.
To give a general overview of the impacts of marijuana legalization.