Momentum Conference, 2023

December 5, 2023 Momentum Conference, Oklahoma

Hey, my fellow knowledge seekers! So, I attended this amazing conference, the Momentum Conference in Oklahoma, and let me tell you, it’s like the TED Talk of drug prevention – with a dash of dry humor and a side of serious business.

Picture this: a room filled with folks, including yours truly, all on a mission to tackle the complex world of substance abuse. Hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), this conference is done so well – but you know how I have to sprinkle in some humor.

Photo of Momentum agenda with my name badge on it.

As someone who’s traversed the world of comedy and drug prevention, I can appreciate the delicate balance between being serious and letting loose a bit. And the Momentum Conference nails it! It’s all about dissecting the intricacies of marijuana, alcohol, vaping, and every other substance you can think of.

Think of it like a stand-up routine with a Ph.D. Yep, we’re diving deep into the science behind substance use, but not without a few witty remarks to keep you on your toes. It’s like learning from your favorite professor who just happens to moonlight as a comedian on the weekends.

Now, let’s talk about the sessions. No boring lectures here – we’re talking interactive workshops, engaging discussions, and a vibe that’s more “let’s figure this out together” than “I’m here to lecture you.” It’s a serious exploration of the why and how behind substance use, but don’t be surprised if you catch a few subtle punchlines along the way.

And the Oklahoma touch? It’s like a seasoning of local flair. From the down-to-earth atmosphere to references that hit close to home, it’s a conference with a heart and a sense of humor. Because let’s face it, tackling serious issues is a lot easier when you can crack a smile.

But here’s the clincher – this isn’t just about accumulating knowledge. It’s about taking that knowledge back to your community, your schools, and your circle of influence. You become a bearer of awareness, armed with facts, a touch of wit, and the power to make a difference.

So, if you’re into unraveling the mysteries of substance abuse without the monotony, the Momentum Conference is the place to be. It’s a serious affair, peppered with a few laughts and a whole lot of enlightenment.

Stay curious, stay engaged, and let’s create some momentum against the challenges of substance use!