Methamphetamine Use: What are the Data Telling Us?

The Great Lakes PTTC and the South Southwest PTTC are offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5 and Region 6. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 and Region 6 stakeholders.

Methamphetamine use has increased over the past couple of decades, with overdose consequences mirroring that of opioid use.  This webinar will provide an overview the current state of methamphetamine use in the Great Lakes and South Southwest PTTC regions, highlighting use and overdose patterns, risk and protective factors, and the current state of prevention research.

We look forward to you joining us as we discuss what the data are telling us about methamphetamine use and how we can reduce use and associated risks.



  • Examine the trends in and the impacts of methamphetamine use
  • Overview the current evidence base for methamphetamine use and overdose prevention strategies
  • Explore recommendations for improving methamphetamine prevention efforts



Josh Ersick

Josh EsrickMPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has extensive experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He has developed numerous Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Prevention Technology Transfer Center and Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ products and trainings. Among other projects for SAMHSA, he has helped write annual Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting reports, conduct evaluations of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants, and wrote the monthly Financing Focus for the Center for Financing Reform and Innovation. Mr. Esrick has also published in the International Journal of Drug Policy on considerations surrounding marijuana legalization and in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy on the modern usage of fear-based prevention messaging. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters of Public Policy from George Washington University


Emily Patton

Emily Patton, MSc., Pg.Dip., is a Research Associate with Carnevale Associates, LLC. She offers over nine years of expertise in data analysis, program management, and evaluation. Under the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH), she provides data analysis, programmatic support, and training and technical assistance (TTA) for multiple contracts that serve youth and families in the district. She also serves as a research associate with the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (PTTC) Central-East region. In this role she provides expertise in substance use prevention, mental health, and program management. Prior to joining Carnevale Associates, she worked for CSR Inc., serving as the lead analyst for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which is the largest source of federal justice funding in the country under the direction of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Emily holds a Master of Science with Merit in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh.



Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.

Starts: Oct. 26, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: Oct. 26, 2021 11:30 am
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