Plenary: High in Plain Sight: Current Alcohol, Drug, and Concealment Trends and Identifiers


Monday, February 26, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Type: Plenary

This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment providers, health care workers, and counselors. This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, prescription drug abuse and misuse, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, marijuana concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs, including: opioids, Adderall, and ecstasy. This session can also cover common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, in addition to the impact on traffic safety. This session is unique, in that it provides over 70 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture, everything has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day. Officer Galloway tailors this session to each community that he teaches in, and constantly updates this training to keep up with the current trends. This allows the community to know what is going on locally, in their own retail stores. Galloway also covers the impact of legalization, if this affects your state. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you MUST know what is going on in your community.


Jermaine Galloway

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, national award winner and author of several articles about substance use. Officer Galloway was an Idaho law enforcement officer for 18 years and has extensive experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway has dedicated hundreds of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in communities across the country. He devotes his time educating professionals and communities about drug and alcohol prevention and enforcement. To date, he has trained more than 650,000 people nationwide and internationally and has conducted more than 8,400 community training sessions to educate and inform communities about drug trends.

Cynthia Mausser
Senior Manager, Center for Effective Public Policy

Cynthia Mausser is a Senior Manager at CEPP, where she is helping develop the vision for, and supporting, the Community Supervision Resource Center. Ms. Mausser serves as a substantive expert on probation and parole supervision and delivers training and technical assistance to the field. Previously, Ms. Mausser worked for over 30 years in the criminal justice field in Ohio, serving in a variety of positions, including Deputy Director at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Division of Parole and Community Services; Parole Board Chair, Parole Board Member, Chief Hearing Officer, and Hearing Officer at the Ohio Parole Board; and Assistant State Public Defender at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. She was also an active member of the Association of Paroling Authorities International and served as President from 2014 to 2018. Ms. Mausser received her BA in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University and her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.