2023 Keynote: Lori Wilson, WSB-TV
Stronger Together: The De-stigmatization of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the Media and the Benefits to All of Us
Lori Wilson is an Emmy Award winning Anchor & Reporter who joined the WSBTV family in January 2017. Lori co-anchors Channel 2 Action News This Morning, Monday - Friday, from 4:30-7am.
LaKieshia Jones, MS, CADC-II, ICADC, SAP
Why Does Stigma Still Exist in Addiction? Let’s Have a Conversation.
Individuals with a known and unknown substance use disorder are subjected to
discrimination. Stigma continues to be an ongoing problem for individuals that are
blamed for an addiction to substances. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and explore ideas on how to effectively educate the community at large and understand why stigma still exists for individuals with challenges with substances. The presentation will consist of an interactive conversation to increase knowledge and offer solutions to continue the ongoing conversation.
1.5 CE Hours
Lakieshia Jones, M.S., CADC-II, ICADC, SAP, has worked in the field of addiction and behavioral health for over 15 years, which includes roles in the State of Georgia in substance use prevention as a trainer, mental health/addiction treatment, and as a DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Mrs. Jones has worked professionally as a certified addiction professional prior to advancing to the educational field as a full-time college faculty member at an online university, Purdue University Global. She has provided training and presented research in academia and national addiction professional conferences.