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February 06, 2024

Registration now underway for Southern Illinois Drug Awareness Conference

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A relevant and timely conference is making a comeback as Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosts the Southern Illinois Drug Awareness Conference. The event is set for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on March 13-14 at the Student Center ballrooms.

Previously held at a different location, the conference that brings together representatives of diverse local agencies is taking place for the first time since it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numerous people will benefit

The conference will focus on the intersectionality of the substance use, mental health and homelessness issues that the region is currently experiencing. Law enforcement personnel, health care providers, educators, treatment providers, recovery support specialists, prevention specialists, veterans services professionals and many other professionals and service providers will find the conference beneficial as current protocols and evidence-based practices are presented. There will also be information about bridging gaps in services and connecting people with multiple pathways to recovery.

In addition to guest speakers and special testimonials, there will be breakout sessions. Lunch is included as well. Find the complete agenda and additional details online.

Sign up now

The early bird registration fee is $60. Those who sign up after Feb. 29 pay $75. There is a discount rate of $40 for SIU students and retirees.

Register online or by calling 618-536-7751. SIU’s Events and Outreach is coordinating the conference. Email or call 618-536-7751 with questions.