Emerging Drug Trends (Webinar Series) Part 4 of 4: Balancing Addressing Emerging Trends and Ongoing Crises (Webinar Recording)

Central East Webinar Series: Emerging Drug Trends
Part 3:
The Life Cycle of Epidemics and the Roles of Prevention

Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

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September, 26, 2019, 1-2 PM EST  |  View series page  |  View all Central East series


This is part four of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on emerging drug trends.

Prevention stakeholders often face many competing needs and have limited resources to address them. It can be difficult to find the appropriate balance of focuses and strategies that maximizes successful outcomes for their communities. This webinar reviews strategies for expanding prevention capacity, discusses the importance of setting prevention priorities, and walk throughs techniques for establishing priorities in group and individual settings.


  • Review the importance of engaging in capacity-building activities
  • Examine the need to balance prevention priorities amid limited resources
  • Walk through techniques for setting prevention priorities


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.

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