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What Does NOT Work in Prevention

February 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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What Does NOT Work in Prevention

Virtual Training – Register HERE

Thursday, February 16, 2023

10:00am – 11:30am

Many trainings and resources focus on what research has shown to be effective at preventing substance misuse. However, we also know through research what is NOT effective in preventing substance misuse and in some cases is harmful. Yet communities across the nation continue to implement these ineffective and sometimes counterproductive strategies. The focus of this webinar will be on identifying these ineffective approaches. We will also spend time discussing strategies prevention professionals can use to address the resistance often expressed by individuals and organizations reluctant to change long-standing, well-liked prevention practices.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 5 interventions that have been shown through
    research to NOT be effective in preventing substance misuse
  • List evidence-based approaches that can be used as effective
    alternatives to the ineffective/counterproductive strategies
  • Describe strategies to address resistance to discontinuing ineffective
    and/or counterproductive prevention strategies

Speaker: Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C is a Certified Prevention Specialist, Associate Executive Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of SAMHSA’s New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Scott is a national speaker on a variety of prevention  topics, including cannabis policy and prevention, opioid prevention, and prevention workforce development. Scott currently serves as a Co-Chair of the national Technology Transfer Center SBIRT Coordination work group, and previously served as Chair of the national PTTC Network Cannabis Prevention Work Group. Scott serves as a board member of the Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board and is a member representing public health on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. Scott has previously served as Co-Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative and has also previously served on the SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council.


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