John Harless, Lieutenant, Mississippi Bureau
of Narcotics, Department of Public Safety,
Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit
By understanding current trends of the streets you
can better understand how to serve your clients.
This presentation will educate the participant on the
latest trends in substance abuse. National and statelevel
statistics will be provided as well as personal
and anecdotal information to assist in understanding
After completion of this course,
the participant will be able to:
• State the evolution of drugs of abuse from street
drugs to prescription drugs.
• State 3 current drug overdose trends.
• Apply 2 prevention strategies to lessen
the impact of street drug use and prescription
drug overuse and abuse.
John Harless, Lieutenant, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics