Rethinking Drinking: When the Bar's the Place to Be

Friday, 6/21/24, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse (GSD) people. Contributing factors to higher rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) among GSD populations will be reviewed through a minority stress framework for participants. The course will also review strategies for improving cultural responsiveness in traditional alcohol treatment programs for GSD populations. Following a 45-minute didactic there will be a 15-minute Q+A period to address current issues and concerns related to implementation of evidence-based practice strategies for improving care and treatment of GSD populations with AUD.

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Preparing for the Pride ParTy: Addressing Club Drugs

Tuesday, 6/25/24, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to club or party drug consumption for gender and sexuality diverse people. There will be a brief overview of the types and classes of drugs consumed in club and party settings by GSD populations. Signs of intoxication, dependence, withdrawal, and crash will be reviewed as well as harm reduction strategies for patients using club or party drugs from GSD populations. Screening and treatment models will be reviewed with special considerations for culturally responsive strategies for GSD populations.

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Past events

Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations

Monday, 6/3/24, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

Counts towards DEA's 8-hour training requirement

This one-hour course provides foundational knowledge for those working in addiction treatment settings on best practices for creating welcoming spaces in addiction care for transgender & gender diverse (TGD) individuals.

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The Greatest LGBTQ+ Health Issue of All Time: Commercial Tobacco

Tuesday, 6/11/24, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Virtual event via Zoom

Credits available

This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to smoking and tobacco/nicotine use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse (GSD) people. Contributing factors to higher rates of combustible cigarette and electronic cigarette consumption will be reviewed through a minority stress framework. The course will review strategies for improving cultural responsiveness for GSD populations to increase quit attempts, improve harm reduction implementation related to nicotine consumption, improve primary prevention of smoking, and improve tobacco cessation efforts. Following a 45-minute didactic there will be a 15-minute Q+A to address current questions and concerns related to smoking cessation among GSD populations.

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