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Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments

The Law & Mental Health Conference brings together expert speakers with legal, clinical, and lived experience to discuss the conflict between law and mental illness.

This year’s Conference will be virtual and online in July 19 & 20, 2021. The subject will be Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments.

Expert Sessions on

  • Federal and State Taxation
  • State and Local Regulation
  • Industry Marketing
  • Recent State Legislation
  • Education & Prevention
  • Treatment and Recovery

The 2021 conference will offer up to ten hours of continuing education credit.

  • For clinicians through the National Association of Social Workers of Oregon
  • For peer workers through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon
  • For attorneys through the Oregon State Bar Association
  • For law enforcement through the Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards And Training

Keynote by Author & Historian Susan Cheever

Susan Cheever
Susan Cheever

Susan Cheever is the author of many books on American History, including Drinking in America: Our Secret History and My Name is Bill – Bill Wilson: His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous. She teaches at Bennington College and The New School in their MFA programs. She is in open recovery.

Drinking in America: Our Secret History
Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation’s history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson–His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
In this definitive and groundbreaking biography, Cheever offers a remarkably human portrait of a man whose life and work both influenced and saved the lives of millions of people. Drawing from personal letters, diaries, AA archives, interviews — and Cheever’s own experiences with alcoholism — My Name Is Bill is the first fully documented, deeply felt account of Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous.

More about Susan Cheever


Keynote by David Jernigan, PhD

David Jernigan, PhD
David Jernigan, PhD

Professor – Boston University School of Public Health Department of Health Law, Policy & Management

Dr. Jernigan is best known for his action-research approach to the issue of alcohol advertising, marketing, and promotion and its influence on young people. His work has led to better advertising regulations and a clearer understanding of the evolving structure of the alcohol industry. His work is policy relevant and scientifically rigorous.

Dr. Jernigan has been very active in translating research findings into policy and practice. He testifies regularly at city, state, and national levels around alcohol advertising and youth, alcohol availability, and taxation. He also trains advocates around the world using the best evidence.

More about David Jernigan.


Other scheduled session speakers include –

  • Joel Ainsworth – ECONorthwest
  • Linda Chezem, JD – Purdue University
  • Paul Gilbert, PhD, ScM – U of Iowa, APHA Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Section Chair
  • Cassandra Greisen Tourre – National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • Tiffany Hall – Alaska Recovers
  • Bruce Livingston – Alcohol Justice
  • Mike Marshall – Oregon Recovers
  • Nandita Murukutla, PhD – Vital Strategies
  • Tim Naimi, MD, MPH – University of Victoria, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
  • Mike Tobias – Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking

The Law & Mental Health Conference is designed for attorneys and law enforcement, public and private clinicians; public healthcare and hospital administrators, social workers, policy designers and legislators, and organizations and individuals involved with the care and welfare of people with mental illness, addiction, and alcoholism.


SPONSOR INQUIRIES CONTACT LIV LOPES – CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
liv@lawconferences.org

Conference Sponsors for 2020

Multnomah County and their Mental Health & Addictions Division, Oregon Health Authority – Oregon State Hospital, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health Science University – Department of Psychiatry, Providence Health & Services, Association of Community Mental Health Providers, Bridgeway Recovery, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Central City Concern, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Health Share of Oregon, Oregon Council for Behavioral Health, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Oregon Public Health Division, Washington County & Washington County District Attorney

Conference Sponsors for 2019
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Bridgeway Recovery Services, CareOregon, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Cedar Hills Hospital, Central City Concern, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office, Multnomah County Public Health Department & Mental Health & Addictions Service Division, Native American Rehabilitation Association NW, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon State Hospital, the Oregon Public Health Department, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Aging & People with Disabilities, Northwest Forensic Institute LLC, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Telecare, Washington County District Attorney’s Office.

Conference Sponsors for 2018
Cedar Hills Hospital, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division (MHASD), Northwest Health Foundation, Columbia Community Mental Health, Mental Health Association of Portland, Central City Concern, Bridgeway Recovery Services, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Services, Oregon Public Health Division, Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC, Multnomah County District Attorney, Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities, The Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration, Serenity Lane, Ainsworth United Church of Christ, Teras Intervention and Counseling, Sequoia Mental Health Services, Disability Rights Oregon, Mental Health Association of Oregon, Northwest Housing Alternatives, Unity Center and Legacy Health, Harris Matarazzo, JD, Philip Shapiro, MD, Clackamas County District Attorney, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Washington Count District Attorney

Conference Sponsors for 2017
American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Oregon Chapter, Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Cedar Hills Hospital, Central City Concern, Mental Health Association of Portland, Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network, Multnomah County District Attorney, Multnomah County Mental Health & Addiction Services Division, NW Forensic Institute, LLC, Oregon DHS – Seniors and People with Disabilities, OHSU Department of Psychiatry, Providence Health, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Unity Center for Behavioral Health

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