Lunch & Learn Sessions

Connect with colleagues in an interactive learning series focused on substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Each session will build on the basics of addiction to expand your knowledge of the science of addiction treatment and recovery.

WiROSE Lunch & Learn sessions run from March 2021–July 2022.

Past Sessions

Dave GustafsonTechnological Innovations to Help Rural Families Tackle Substance Misuse

March 21, 2022,
12:00–1:00pm Central

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Emeritus Professor Dave Gustafson, Ph.D.,  will present on innovative approaches for rural community action to address substance misuse.  Gustafson’s research develops and tests computer and web-based tools to help people deal with significant issues affecting quality of life including addiction, cancer, and aging.

Getting Up to Speed: Update on Methamphetamine Trends and Potential for Prevention/Intervention

January 24, 2022,
12:00–1:00pm Central

Dr. Randy Brown Randall Brown, MD, PhD, FASAM,  presented a session on methamphetamine trends across Wisconsin and will discuss potential options for treatment.

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Paula CodySubstance Use in Teens

November 15th, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM Central

Presented by Paula Cody, MD, MPH
Dr. Paula Cody is an expert in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine & Teenage and Young Adult Medicine. She will lead a presentation and discussion surrounding substance use in teen populations.
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Recovery: Every Individual, Every Family, Every Community

September 20, 2021
12:00–1:00pm Central

Presented by: Wisconsin Voices for Recovery (Alison Miller, Cindy Burzinski, Meagan Sulikowski, Aaron Clayborn, & Michael Sheridan)

Wisconsin Voices for Recovery is a Madison-based organization that aims to create a community for the voices of those in and those supporting those in recovery. This session focused on giving an overview of the programs and services that WIVFR offers and showcase da panel to discuss the importance of peer support in recovery efforts. Learn more at

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Youth Prevention in Community Coalitions- July 19th, 2021


Lashawnda Maulson, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Prevention Director

Sharon Krause, UW-Madison Extension Positive Youth Development Educator for Lac du Flambeau and Oneida County

This session provided an overview of current youth prevention efforts from coalitions in Lac Du Flambeau.  There have been efforts to address the high rates of suicide and substance abuse on the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation, and this session covered the story of the work done, the importance of, and ongoing efforts of the Minobimaadiziiwin Coalition and the Vilas County Youth Coalition.

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Promoting Family-Centered Support and Family-School Partnerships to Promote Youth Mental and Behavioral Health – May 17th, 2021

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Garbacz, Program Co-Director and Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at UW-Madison

This session describes evidence-based approaches to promote goal-directed change with families and family-school partnerships to promote youth mental health. These approaches emphasize positive, strengths-based support that empower families and strengthen family-school connections as primary avenues to improve family wellness and youth mental health. Implications address family, school, and community-wide impacts.
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Nature of Addiction and Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches – March 26th, 2021

Presenter: Dr. Randy Brown, Director of the PROTEA Research Team and Associate Professor at UW-Madison

This session discusses the basics of substance use addiction with a focus on opioids and stimulants. This was the first session for our Lunch & Learn series.
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