Schedule

Our Self-Medicating Culture


Time Presenters
8:45-9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00-9:15 a.m.

WELCOME

Michael Wolff
Dean
Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law 

9:15-10:15 a.m.

OCCUPATIONAL PRESSURES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Dr. Genevieve Ames
Senior Scientist and Associate Director
Prevention Research Center/Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Professor in the School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
"Work Culture and Drinking"

Nick Reding
Journalist and author of the book Methland
Visiting Scholar
Saint Louis University School of Law
"Methland: How the Evolution of the Workforce has Contributed to Methamphetamine Use in American Small Towns"


10:15-10:30 a.m.

BREAK


10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

TRENDS AND ANTECEDENTS OF SELF-MEDICATION

Dr. Peter Benson
Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis
"The Pharmaceuticalization of Tobacco"

Dr. Peter Venturelli
Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminology
Valparaiso University
"Early Development of the Self-Medication Hypothesis and Major Psychological Factors Attributed to Self-Medication"

Dr. Tammy Anderson
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
"Renewing Sociological Explanations of Drug Abuse and Addiction in an Era of Neuroscience"


12:00-1:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK


1:00-2:00 p.m.

LEGAL AND SOCIETAL RESPONSES TO DRUG USE
In this panel, experts will discuss how our legal and social services address the underlying factors that contribute to self-medication and drug use.

William Ray Price, Jr.
Partner, Armstrong-Teasdale
Former Judge of the Missouri Supreme Court

Eric Miller
Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Margo Pigg
Executive Vice President/Adult Services
COMTREA
and Agnes Jos
Regional Manager, South
COMTREA 


2:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Dr. Molly Wilson
Co-Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law
Associate Professor of Law and Psychology
Saint Louis University
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