Social Media-Based Interventions for Addiction

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 08:00 AM until 09:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
GoToWebinar
Support Website
https://www.naadac.org/
Cost Range
$25.00

Host And Instructor

Host
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Instructor
LaTrice Montgomery, PhD
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Credits

C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional

Training Overview Description

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.

This training is part of the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession eight-part series offered by NAADAC.

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.

CEs and Certificate

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 eight CE quizzes for this eight-part series will be eligible to apply for the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession Certificate. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration.

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Event-specific Details

More information on this training is available at https://www.naadac.org/technology-series-2021-session-three

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 acbhc@akcertification.org for specific information.