Steve Freng, Psy.D, MSW, currently serves as the Prevention/Treatment Manager for the NW High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area a region of fourteen counties within Washington State that has been designated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for special law enforcement and chemical dependency initiatives.
Local, National and International Trends in Drug Availability, Use and Trafficking
Friday, January 9th, 2015 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU hours
CDTC of the NW
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center – Mill Plain
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave.
600 NE 94th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664
Although this training will specifically discuss Washington State implementation of Marijuana Legalization, the development of regulations and markets will specifically influence Oregon development and implementations for legalization.
Goal of Training
This training aims to provide participants with knowledge of the most recent local, national and international trends and developments involving production, trafficking, use and impacts of drugs of abuse. Participants will be presented with information regarding latest drug abuse information for illicit and legal substances. Additionally, the presenter will discuss the efforts to “medicalize” or legalize the possession and use of marijuana and the implementation of legalization. This training will include discussion about synthetic drugs, including types, use, availability and challenges.
Participants will gain knowledge of
Characteristics, production, availability and commerce associated with marijuana in Oregon and Washington State,
Illegal, medical and recreational markets involving marijuana in Washington State, as well as the implementation and status of Initiative 502,
Availability, commerce and use of stimulants, including cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription stimulants in region,
Availability, commerce and use of opiates, including illicit opiates, prescription analgesics and prescription opiate substitution medications in region, and
National and international trends and developments involving the production, trafficking, availability, use and impacts of licit and illicit drugs.
Steve Freng, Psy.D, MSW, currently serves as the Prevention/Treatment Manager for the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW HIDTA), a region of fourteen counties within Washington State that has been designated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for special law enforcement and chemical dependency initiatives. The programs under his direction focus on several areas, including the development, operation and evaluation of Drug Courts throughout the NW HIDTA region. He also coordinates substance abuse prevention projects in nine counties within the region, each based on active collaborations with law enforcement agencies and variously emphasizing innovative service strategies, public education activities and neighborhood development projects.