According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah).
With this data in mind, the Mountain Plains ATTC is sponsoring a ten-part webinar series that will address and review the latest science for cannabis including: prevention and treatment issues; public policy; medical marijuana; and special populations and cannabis (adolescents, women and maternal health, older adults, and individuals with Serious Mental Illness).
The webinar on March 30th will offer access to a national expert on cannabis and the opportunity to get specific questions answered live.
Finally, a special session targeting professionals providing SUD treatment services will be offered on April 8th focusing on treatment planning and case management for clients with medical marijuana prescriptions.
Describe and discuss the nature of cannabis use problems and their phenomenology
Discuss treatment models and outcomes for cannabis misuse and use disorder
Become more aware of common clinical issues related to beliefs about the effects of cannabis on physical and mental health
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.
December 1, 2021 – Cannabis Legalization: What Does it Mean for Public Health & Social Equity
December 15, 2021 – The Neurobiology of Addiction and Prevention
January 12, 2022 – Cannabis Use and Addiction in Rural Populations
January 26, 2022 – Cannabis and Medical Marijuana Issues Panel
February 9, 2022 – Serious Mental Illness & Marijuana
February 23, 2022 – The Green Adolescent Brain
March 9, 2022 – Older Adults
March 23, 2022 – Cannabis & Maternal Health
March 30, 2022 – Wrap-Up with Live Q&A
April 8, 2022 – Treatment Planning and Case Management