Oct 10th,2023

08:30 - 4:30 ET

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About the Event

Bulloch Alcohol and Drug Council, located in Statesboro, GA, will host its second virtual polysubstance summit on October 10, 2023. The summit will  focus on prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery. Local and  national experts will share the latest data trends as well as best practices to address polysubstance use at the local level. 

The training will take place Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The summit comes from the collaboration of the Georgia Department of  Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, along with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bulloch  County Alcohol & Drug Council. This year’s summit will feature local and national experts on polysubstance use. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, polysubstance  use is the use of more than one drug together or within a short period, either  intentionally or unintentionally. Intentional polysubstance use occurs when a  person takes a drug to increase or decrease the effects of a different drug or wants to experience the effects of a combination.


Mixing drugs can make the drugs’ effects stronger and even more unpredictable, which is what makes polysubstance abuse particularly dangerous and even deadly. The CDC’s most recent numbers show that more than half of all overdose deaths involve the use of multiple substances.

This summit will provide insight on multiple factors that often accompany substance use. Thankfully, we have more tools for preventing addiction, supporting mental health, and helping individuals when addiction does develop. A personalized approach often works best, taking into consideration each individual’s complete health history and current thoughts and behaviors. As we gain a better understanding of underlying issues, the stigma surrounding addiction and all mental illnesses will continue to be overcome.

Join us by registering to attend either one of two tracks: Prevention or Treatment/Recovery

Get the Facts

250+ The number of American lives lost to drugs every day.

50% In 2019, nearly half of drug overdose deaths involved multiple drugs.

Content Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Drug Overdose Prevention

Event Schedule

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM

Emotional Intelligence: An Innovative Approach to Prevention

10:30 AM

Negative Impacts of High Potency THC Marijuana on Patients and Community Safety: This is not Medicine

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students: The Importance of Strategic Planning

2:30 PM

Untapped Potential: Addressing Polysubstance Use In Our Communities

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Two Tracks: Prevention and Treatment & Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

The conference is designed for a variety of professionals who are looking to increase their knowledge and awareness of recent trends of individuals using more than one substance at a time.

Anyone with an interest in substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery. This event is beneficial to all sectors as well as private individuals.

Yes, you will need to register for the event to gain access. But the good news is that registration is FREE!

The email address you used to register is your login ID. You can login anytime on the day of the event, or up to 30 days after the event. Once you login, you will be taken to our Virtual Lobby. From here, you can visit the Auditorium for virtual webinars or the Event Hall and visit vendor booths for valuable information.

You will receive an email with login details before the event. You will use these details and the password that you set up to access the event.

Yes! The event will remain open to view and most of the sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for 30 days following the event, making it easy for you to participate when it is convenient for you!

The entire event is online. You will not have to travel to any specific location! All you need is internet access to participate in the Polysubstance Use Prevention Summit, and the event will be accessible from a laptop or desktop computer, mobile device, or tablet.

Yes! Just like an in-person event, you will have a “bag” that you will be able to put any documents into and download them!

No! You do not need to download or install any special software to participate in the event. You only need to have access to the internet.