The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic in substance use disorder and its related consequences. News stories appear on a regular basis documenting the toll this is taking on our communities. Service providers are often overwhelmed about how to best assist individuals and their families navigate the recovery process from a culturally appropriate perspective. The training will provide an overview of what we have learned about substance use disorder through research, and what we have learned works best to support individuals with addiction. The presentation will also provide information and tips on the process of screening and referring someone for an assessment taking into account the person in the environmental perspective.
1: Participants will increase knowledge regarding evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder.
2: Participants will increase motivation for working with substance users in need of services from a culturally appropriate perspective.
3: Participants will increase skills for engaging substance users with treatment options.
Samuel MacMaster, PhD
MSPHI - Virtual