Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part III: Social Media-Based Interventions for Addiction

Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

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Despite high-quality intervention efforts to date, the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use remains high, especially among emerging and young adults. Innovative approaches are needed to reach and engage young adults in the prevention and treatment of addiction. Social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, present a unique opportunity to create and deliver interventions that promote addiction reduction and abstinence among young adults. This presentation will focus on the use of social media use among young adults and its potential utility in preventing and treating addiction.


LaTrice Montgomery, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor and licensed clinical psychologist in the Center for Addiction Research/Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. She received her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and completed her internship in the Division of Substance Abuse at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on cannabis and tobacco use and co-use, medical marijuana, and racial disparities in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. She currently has a career development award (K23) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop and pilot test a Twitter-based intervention designed to promote cannabis use reduction among young adults, who frequently smoke blunts.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the prevalence of social media platform use, especially among emerging and young adults.
  • Participants will be able to describe the strengths and opportunities for growth in the use of social media-based interventions for addiction.
  • Participants will be able to apply best practices when using social media as an intervention for addiction.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration. Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.


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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters and how to incorporate technology into treatment and recovery.


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