How Substance Use Disorders Uniquely Impact LBGTQ+ Populations
James E. Anderson, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA (LinkedIn)
Date: Thursday, May 13, 8-9 pm ET (5-6 pm PT)
Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Describe basic foundational concepts in assessment and treatment of Substance Use Disorders
2. Identify specific ways that Substance Use Disorders impact LBGTQ+ populations
3. Develop site specific plans for identifying and addressing Substance Use Disorders in LBGTQ+ settings
LBGTQ+ people have specific and unique risks related to Substance Use Disorders. This presentation offers some basic foundational definitions of Substance Use Disorder, and describes workforce opportunities for PAs interested in working in addiction medicine. Data demonstrates that sexual minorities are more likely than sexual majority counterparts to have substance use disorders, and this presentation also presents some of that data, as well as focusing on how PAs can play a role in addressing substance use disorders in their patient populations.
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