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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 10, 2006
Dr. Diana Yu, Thurston County Health Officer 360-786-5581
Kathy Raettig, Together!, 360-493-2230 Ext. 16

Methamphetamine Training for Health Care Workers Scheduled

​OLYMPIA – Doctors, Dentists and other health care professionals are invited to attend a special training session later this month regarding methamphetamine.  The workshop is co-sponsored by TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Methamphetamine Coalition, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, the Thurston County Medical Association, and the Thurston- Mason Counties Dental Society.   The goals of the session are to provide background to health care professionals regarding recognition of meth users, provide tools for early intervention, and to identify and connect with community resources regarding methamphetamine.

The four-hour session will include presentations on the impacts of methamphetamine, medical and behavioral issues with meth, points of intervention and more.  Featured speaker is Alice Huber Ph.D.  Ms. Huber is a nationally known author and researcher who is well versed in the various impacts of methamphetamine, especially addiction and treatment issues. 

The workshop includes a meal and will also provide up to four category one Continuing Medical Education Units (CMEs) as approved by the American Medical Association. The registration cost is $20 to help offset the cost of speakers and food.  Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register soon.  For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kathy Raettig at TOGETHER! at 360-493-2230 Ext. 16.

What - Methamphetamine Training for Health Care Professionals.

When - Wednesday, February 22nd 4 PM to 8 PM, registration begins at 3 PM.

Where - The Worthington Center at Saint Martin 's University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE , Lacey, WA

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3