Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Drugs of Abuse Training

Delaware County Public Health will be hosting a presentation “Drugs of New Abuse” presented by Upstate Poison Control Center on Friday April 27, 2012 at 1pm. The presentation will take place at the Delaware County Public Safety Building, 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY 13753.
There has been a dramatic increase in calls to the Upstate New York Poison Center about man-made designer drugs, including synthetic marijuana and “bath salts”. The trend is also reflected on the national scope as calls to US Poison Centers continue to rise.
This seminar is for anyone working and interacting in the community, interested in learning more about these and other man made drugs including history, description and related symptoms.
This seminar will focus on 4-5 drugs such and is not intended for health- care professionals managing these cases but rather for those working in a “non-clinical” capacity who may encounter these drugs in their communities and who would like to learn more about them.
The training is timely due to the recent order from the New York State Commissioner of Health prohibiting the distribution and sale of synthetic marijuana.
Due to overwhelming response to interest in this topic, we ask that you please RSVP to Heather Warner of Delaware County Public Health at 607-832-5200 or by April 25th.