Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession: Social Media-Based Interventions for Addiction
Recorded on Friday, August 6, 2021
A Recorded Webinar
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 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.
Shapree’ Dixon, MA, MSW, LSW, is a fifth year clinical psychology Doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is a graduate research assistant in the Center for Addiction Research/Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Prior to pursuing her Doctoral degree, she worked as a licensed social worker providing therapeutic intervention to at-risk youth and their families in Montgomery County, Ohio. Her research interests include exploring the intersection between substance use and mental health, prescription drug misuse (PDM), and cannabis use among racial/ethnic minorities.
- 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.
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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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