The events on our calendar reflect impaired driving activities going on throughout the state of Texas. If you have events that you would like added to the calendar, please submit your event to Jack Wenzel. Events will be updated as they are received.
Substance use disorders (SUD) and overdoses are at an all-time high (Centers for Disease Control, 2021). Public safety professionals often find themselves to be the first point of contact for someone who is experiencing an overdose or engaging in a substance related-risky behavior (e.g., impaired driving, property crime). This program is intended to build public safety professionals’ capacity in successfully responding to substance use and substance use disorders in their day-to-day work. This will include recognizing substance use, brief screening, referring or transporting to the appropriate point of care, and preventing or responding to overdose. Public Safety attendees will also learn how evidence-based approaches to behavioral health challenges, can promote officer wellness and reduce burnout.