The Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy will hold its fourth annual Community Drug Awareness Day at Rice University's Baker Institute. This educational conference provides the latest information on substance abuse and drug challenges within the Greater Houston area, as well as an overview of how these issues are being addressed. Topics will include:
- Houston drug-use trends
- Substance abuse and health care reform legislation
- Drug abuse prevention and early recovery
- Drug-endangered children
- Drug sentencing reform
- An update on the Houston Center for Sobriety
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Additionally, attendees will be eligible to receive free continuing education units for social work, LPC, LMFT, LCDC, CPS and TCLEOSE.
RSVP by phone at 832.393.0915 or by email at HCDS@houstontx.gov by Thursday, August 1, 2013.
- William Martin
- Cynthia Humphrey
- Timothy Baumgartner
- Derek Hall
- Betty Donatto
- Leonard Kincaid
- Danny Werlinger
- Stephanie Becker
- Kae Penneywell
- John J. Specia Jr.
- John M. Bales
Speaker William Martin
William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Rice University. His areas of research and writing at the Baker Institute focus on two major sets of issues: 1) the political ...
William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Rice University. His areas of research and writing at the Baker Institute focus on two major sets of issues: 1) the political implications of religion, particularly fundamentalist religions and the importance of the separation of religion and government, or “church and state”; and 2) ways to reduce the harms associated with both drug abuse and drug policy. His articles, most of which deal with aspects of religion, have appeared in such publications as Texas Monthly, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and Esquire, as well as in professional journals. His book “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story” is regarded as the authoritative biography of Billy Graham. An updated edition of his 1996 book “With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America,” the companion volume to a six-hour documentary PBS miniseries of the same name, was reissued in June 2005 by Broadway Books. He is a frequent guest on national and local news and discussion programs. During his 44 years at Rice, Martin has received numerous teaching awards, including a Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching. Martin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969.