The Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues

October Coalition Monthly Meeting

Announced on August 8, 2017 8:46 pm
October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Woodridge Interventions Woodridge II
2221 64th St
Woodridge, IL 60517
Gloria Bloodsaw

Topic: “Current Trends in Risky Behaviors”

Presenter: Kim Pinkston

This workshop will focus on briefly exploring the current trends in risky behaviors for adolescents and adults, as identified by current research.  These trends include the continuation of marijuana use in adolescents, e-cigarettes, and the dangers of fentanyl, just to name a few.  We will explore old trends that still pose a risk today and learn about some new ones that may be too unreal to be true.  The point of the workshop is open up a conversation about how times are changing and we are becoming more creative with our risky behaviors.


Kim Pinkston has worked in the addictions field for over twenty years, focusing her attention on utilizing movement and other expressive arts to assist in the exploration of a healthy body, mind and spirit.  She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and Certified Movement Analyst.  Kim currently works as the Training Supervisor for Abraxas, providing staff education and training at the Southwood and Woodridge sites.  Kim has been a guest instructor at Columbia College Chicago, South Suburban Community College, and Western Michigan University.  Kim has also presented at several IAODAPCA Spring conferences and IADA fall workshops.