Scott Masi, Brighton Center for Recovery Outreach Specialist, at Scott.Masi@stjohn.org 810-220-1818 or 810-360-5779
Bill Cook, Substance Free Future Foundation, at email@example.com 313-338-8873 or 313-3-Future.
Thursday August 9, 2012
Professional Session: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Community Session: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Synthetic Summit is a collaboration of Michigan substance abuse organizations working together to provide information about the epidemic of synthetic drugs. We welcome parents, students, key leaders and representatives of community groups, government, the judiciary, law enforcement, youth-serving agencies, school districts, higher education, the faith community, business, parent organizations, the medical community, and others concerned about synthetic drugs.
Our Summit will provide valuable information on 'The Next Step'
Life after the Emergency Order
K2 and Bath Salts after the law is passed
Community impact...what are we seeing?
Since the laws were signed into effect making synthetic drugs commonly known as K2, LOL, and Bath Salts category 1 substances (illegal to produce or sell) Michigan has been celebrating. The aftermath and remnants of these dangerous substances are long from gone however.
Please join us to hear from the DEA, local law enforcement, hospital staff, and the treatment/prevention front-line clinicians. Lunch will be provided during the professional session, RSVP required. Refreshments will be provided at the night session, No RSVP needed. Please come and learn about the local facts, new details that are coming out, signs and symptoms, as well as solutions.
Synthetic marijuana, better known as “Spice” or “K2” refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences that mirror marijuana. These synthetic products contain dried, shredded plant material mixed with chemical additives that cause psychoactive effects. It’s sold as incense that produces a marijuana like high when smoked and sold under a variety of product names including herbal smoking blend, bag of spice, Fake Weed, Potpourri, Mr. Smiley, Genie, Zohai, and many others.
Bath Salts, mirror amphetamines, cocaine or meth and contain synthetic stimulants which are chemicals that are derivatives of cathinones, a central nervous system stimulant. Bath Salts are also known as Bilss, Blue Silk, Cloud Nine, Drone, Energy-1, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Meow Meow, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Purple Wave, Red Dove, Snow Leopard, Stardust, Vanilla Sky, White Dove, White Knight, and White Lightening. Bath salts are usually snorted. They can also be smoked, taken orally, or injected.
The Synthetic Summit will take place:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Brighton Center For Recovery
12851 Grand River Road
Brighton, MI 48116-9969
Registration: 8:30 am
Professional Session - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
Community Session - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm FREE to attend. (Refreshments Provided)
MCBAP Contact Hours, Teacher Credit Hours, and DHS Training Credits Pending.
For more information contact: Scott Masi, Brighton Center for Recovery Outreach Specialist at Scott.Masi@stjohn.org 810-220-1818 or 810-360-5779
Registration Fee - $25 online or by mail in advance - $35 at the door (Scholarships are available upon request) Checks should be made payable to Substance Free Future Foundation.
Net proceeds will be used towards drug screen vouchers that test for synthetic substances such as K2 or bath salts.