University of Southern Indiana

Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 15 - 17, 2019                       

The annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) will focus on current substance use disorders, alcohol and drug trends, young adult treatment, the role of trauma in addiction treatment, spiritual considerations and mindfulness strategies. In addition to a variety of other topics, the Institute will also provide HIV, HepC and Ethics education.  This inter-professional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

 Keynote Speakers:

 Officer Jermaine Galloway, “Tall Cop Says Stop” will provide the first day plenary, “High in Plain Sight: You Can’t Stop What you Don’t Know” and afternoon concurrent sessions on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Tall Cop Says Stop was created by Officer Jermaine Galloway, an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997. Regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, he has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years.  His sessions will cover topics such as alcohol/drug clothing, signs and symptoms, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, synthetic drugs, e-cigarettes, concealment methods and other drug-related topics.

Jeff Georgi, M.Div., MAH, LCAS, LPC, CCS, CGP, will provide the plenary and afternoon concurrent sessions on the second day of the conference, Thursday, May 16, 2019.  His sessions will include “The Tragedy Generation: Rethinking Treatment and Recovery for Young Adults”, “Trauma and the Developing Brain: Implications for Addiction Treatment”, and “The Spiritual Platform™: A Clinical Response”.  Mr. Georgi has practiced psychotherapy with a focus on substance abuse and families for more than 30 years.  He holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Group Psychotherapy Association.  Mr. Georgi is currently the Clinical Director of Georgi Educational & Counseling Services, LLC, Consulting Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the Division on Addiction Research and Translation at Duke University Medical Center.   

 John Paulson, ACSW, LCSW, MAC, LCAC, CCS, HS-BCP, will provide the plenary sessions during the half-day session on Friday, May 17, 2019.  Mr. Paulson, back by popular demand, will present, “Keep Coming Back: An Experiential Mindfulness Workshop”.   This experiential workshop will introduce participants to mindfulness practices and will review guidelines for developing competency with mindfulness-based interventions in addiction services.  Mr. Paulson is an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at the University of Southern Indiana. He has provided clinical social worker services to individuals with psychiatric and substance use disorders. He has worked with mindfulness practices personally and professionally for over 25 years.


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 Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund
Financial assistance in the form of fully paid conference registrations will be awarded to first time attendees to the Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, based on financial need of the applicant and amount of funds available from the Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund.  To be considered for the award, submit: (a) a letter of request that explains why you want to attend, how it would benefit you professionally, an overview of your need for financial assistance; and (b) a letter of reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Send both documents, to Jennifer Hertel at by April 26, 2019. For questions, call Jennifer at 812-461-5463.

Date & Time: Wednesday & Thursday, May 15 & 16, 8 am to 5 pm; Friday, May 17, 8 am to 12 noon.

$315 for all three days

$134 for Wednesday 

$134 Thursday 

$75 for Friday 

$120 for students for all three  days (use promo code IADSSTUD3)
$60 for students for Wednesday or Thursday (use promo code IADSSTUDWTH)
$35 for Friday (use promo code IADSFRI)

If registering after May 3, fees are increased by $15 per day. (Includes continental breakfast all three days, lunch on day one and two and CE certificate)

Contact Hours: CE hours will be available for Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacists, CHES, MCHES, Health Facility Administrators, Indiana licensed Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Dental professions. Application for continuing education submitted to IAAP, IAODAPCA, ICAADANAADAC, NASW, Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.

Contact Hours: Up to 8.25 each day for Wednesday and Thursday, 3.5 for Friday

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