Thursday, Septmber 20th, noon - 1:00 pm.
Public Information and Education Officer
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
Drug Trends, Threats, and the Elephant in the Room
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Oklahoma is on the frontline of an opioid crisis just as it is launching the licensing protocol for legal medical marijuana. Lawmakers, advocates, pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement, medical professionals, and educators are among the multitude of entities trying to grasp the impact of the use and abuse of drugs which are legally prescribed to help patients cope with medical conditions.
Drug Trends, Threats and the ‘Elephant in the Room’ is the topic of discussion for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Practice & Policy Lecture Series on Sept. 20, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The lecture will be presented by Mark Woodward, Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN).
Woodward joined OBN in July 1995 as the Public Information and Education Officer and a CLEET-certified instructor. CLEET – Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training – provides education and training to law enforcement officers statewide. During his OBN career, Woodward helped disable more than 50 methamphetamine labs, conducted more than 500 methamphetamine safety workshops, and taught more than 4,000 drug identification classes for both law enforcement and the public. He has served as chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Policy Board and is a member of the Oklahoma Drug Endangered Children Advisory Board. In 2004, Woodward was recognized as the Narcotics Officer of the Year.