5157.0 Social Context, Legalization, and Other Public Policies Effect on Substance Use Disorders Outcomes

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
The first two presentations for this session will provide information on perception of need for substance abuse treatment and the determinants of successful completion of substance abuse treatment, respectively. These factors are of particular importance from a public health perspective in devising efficient strategies to encourage more patients to seek treatment and once in treatment, to more effectively attain a successful outcome. The third and fourth presentations will look at substance abuse from the perspective of social and legal initiatives originally intended to achieve public health benefits that have had the unintended consequence of increased substance abuse by adolescents and adults. These four presentations as a whole provide a roadmap through which the challenges to successful substance abuse treatment can be viewed.
Session Objectives: Discuss correlates associated with perceiving the need for substance abuse treatment. Describe factors associated with completion of substance abuse treatment. Discuss legal and social factors associated with illicit drug use by adolescents and adults.

12:50 PM
1:10 PM
Impact of state–level policy on adolescent marijuana use
Esther Choo, MD, MPH, Kristin Rising, MD, Nickolas Zaller, PhD, Jason Mechan, PhD and Kenneth McConnell, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)