This presentation by Katie Bell, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, PHN noted prevention and treatment
expert in California will focus on the Opioid Crisis as an example of how stigma creates
a high barrier to addressing Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Ms. Bell will talk about
the importance of creating a culture of dignity in the conversations and methods of
SUD treatment and prevention.
David Shorey is the East County Program Manager for the Institute for Public Strategies.
He supervises IPS's Alcohol & Drug Harm Prevention work in East County San Diego.
Utilizing upstream prevention, IPS works to address alcohol and drug harm. This presentation
will examine how our community engagement approach works to ensure all individuals,
regardless of race, income, education, or gender identity, have the opportunity to
live healthy, safe, fulfilling lives.
Patrick Foley has over 20 years of experience in the treatment field. Mr. Foley is
a frequent speaker and subject matter expert regarding adolescent dependence promoting
solution-based goals that navigate clients through the recovery process. Patrick is
certified by CCAPP as licensed treatment professional CADC/CAS. McAlister Institute.
Prevention Specialist at the Institute for Public Strategies. Talks about the opioid
The campuses make available to students and employees a wide variety of programs designed
to discourage the use of illicit substances and provide information on legal and responsible
alcohol consumption. Abuse of alcohol and drugs can have a dramatic impact on academic,
professional, and family life. Members of the community who may be experiencing difficulty
with drugs or alcohol are encouraged to seek assistance. Individual counseling sessions are available to students at no cost. All information regarding
any contact or counseling is confidential and will be treated in accordance with campus
policies, state and federal laws.
The District provides information on drug treatment and prevention through the Health
Services Office. Contact the Health Services Office or the Risk Management Department for more information.
Employees dealing with substance abuse issues are encouraged to seek assistance through
the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) where counseling, referrals & other services are available.
Mental Health Resources:
If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, contact 9-1-1.
Behavioral Health Information & Referrals for Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Crisis
and Suicide Intervention 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through the Confidential San Diego Access & Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and
As a person eligible for Medi-Cal and a resident San Diego County, you have a right
to receive medically necessary substance use disorder treatment services from the
County of San Diego Drug Medi-Cal. Please visit Insurance for Medi-Cal, Covered California, and Insurance Enrollment Assistance Services. Or
call 2-1-1 for assistance.
Smart Recovery San Diego - Self-Management and Recovery Training offer self-empowering, non-12-step mutual help groups for addictive problems.
These meetings are free and open to anyone.
McAlister Institute - Offers 24 programs that represent a complete continuum of care for the prevention
and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Most programs accept Medi-Cal and
are also able to assist individuals who are Medi-Cal-eligible. You may also call (619)
442-0277 to be connected.
211 San Diego - A local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 356 days each year, 211 San Diego
is the region's trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster
services. By simply dialing 2-1-1 the call is free, confidential, and available in
more than 200 languages.
The Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) - Alcohol and Drug Prevention: Focus on balancing the interests of business
with those of residents and influencing the social, political, cultural, legal, and
physical conditions that contribute to alcohol- and drug-related harms. IPS places
an emphasis on protecting youth by reducing availability, access, and risk.
Alcohol Rehab Guide- The Danger of College Alcoholism: College students and binge drinking and consequences
of heavy drinking in college.
Rehab Spot - Information related to Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Opioids, Drugs, and Treatment.
For more information, please contact Health & Wellness Center at 619-660-4200 or email