Online Program

Epidemiology of Drug and Alcohol Use

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Participants will gain an understanding of the epidemiology of substance use disorders, the negative consequences of these disorders. Members will also obtain information on suicidal behaviors of men and women throughout the lifespan and opiod use among those on probation, pre-trial services or parole in Washington, D.C.
Session Objectives: Describe the epidemiological distribution of substance use disorders among different population groups based on race, gender, and type of substance. Describe the role of alcohol use in suicidal behaviors among men and women across the age span. Compare and contrast behavioral risk correlates among those who are HIV and HBV/HCV seropositive.

Introductory Remarks
Age and gender differences in patterns of alcohol use preceding suicide: Findings from the 2003-10 national violent death reporting system   
Mark S. Kaplan, DrPH, Nathalie Huguet, PhD, Bentson H. McFarland, MD, PhD, Raul Caetano, MD, MPH, PhD, Kenneth Conner, PsyD, Norman Giesbrecht, PhD and Kurt B. Nolte, MD
Heroin-related death time trends suggest intervention opportunities, st. louis metro area, 1990-2012   
Maayan Simckes, MPH, Sarah Patrick, MPH, PhD, Jane Turner, MD, PhD. and Jing Wang, PhD
Risk behaviors associated with HIV, HBV, and HCV infection among opioid-dependent individuals under criminal justice supervision   
Mary Mbaba, MPH, Suneeta Kumari, MPH, MD, Alese Wooditch, MA, Amy Murphy, MPP, Faye S. Taxman, PhD, William Lawson, MD, PhD and Frederick Altice, MA, MD
Concluding Remarks

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Socialist Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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