Recent studies indicate higher rates of substance use disorders (SUD) and smoking rates in LGBTQIA individuals as compared to heterosexuals. There are multiple theories that explain these disparities. This presentation will provide an overview of how minority stress theory plays a role in high SUD rates, as well as trace the historical sociological roots that impact substance use in LGBTQIA people.
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. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.