Free NAADAC Webinar

September 10, 2013
Watch: On-Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
Answers: Live Event Q & A

Cannabis, also referred to as 'marijuana', 'weed', or 'pot', 'reefer',or 'grass', has a long history of use around the world, today in the United States being no exception. With the exception of alcohol, it is currently the nation's most widely used psychoactive drug among adults and juveniles alike. This webinar will discuss clinically relevant specifics of marijuana use for individuals of various ages and related health concerns. The presenter will also discuss treatment options and considerations, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders that are commonly encountered with cannabis use disorders.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will learn about:

  • differential predictors of cannabis use and a DSM-5 Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD);
  • the prevalence of co-occurring disorders among young cannabis users versus young adult and older adult users; and
  • health concerns related to cannabis use, including CUD, schizophreniform disorders, and cognitive issues.

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Allan Barger, MSW, has over 25 years of experience in the alcohol and drug field, having worked as a community prevention volunteer, a Prevention Specialist in a community Mental Health Center, taught courses on alcohol and drug issues at Eastern Kentucky University, and is now a research analyst and trainer with Prevention Research Institute. He reviews published research on marijuana and other drugs, and the neurobiology of behavioral outcomes of alcohol and drug misuse. He serves on the Revision Team of the NREPP-listed PRIME For Life motivational intervention program, and on the Development Team of the PRIME Solutions treatment program. He also participated as a writer and developer of the U.S. Army's Strong Choices universal prevention program. Allan is the lead author in the 'Preventing Alcohol and Drug Problems in Adults” chapter in The Encyclopedia of Health Education and Promotion, 2nd Edition. Allan, who lives in Miami Beach, Florida, has been on the faculty of the annual Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (KSAODS) since 1994, and is a member of NAADAC's invitation-only Speaker's Bureau. He has presented at numerous other state and national conferences including NAADAC, the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD). Allan holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers specialty in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. He is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the New York Academy of Sciences. He presents nationally to other professionals interacting with alcohol and/or drug-using individuals, including those in community mental health centers, prevention and treatment programs, Juvenile Justice, DUI Programs, Drug Court programs and Judicial Colleges.

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.


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