Health Equity Webinar Series: Alcohol Use Disorders and Treatment in African Americans
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Alcohol has remained among the most common substances of abuse, causing deleterious effects on the person, their family, and society. Biological factors associated with alcohol will be reviewed as well as the etiology and epidemiology of alcohol use disorder. The webinar will discuss elements of the diagnosis of alcohol use disorder along with treatment modalities emphasizing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). In addition, the presenter will explore the issue of alcohol use in African Americans and the fact that despite lower alcohol use, African Americans experience more alcohol-related problems.
- Describe the etiology of alcohol use disorder.
- Review the epidemiology of alcohol use including prevalence in the African American population and incidence of alcohol-related problems.
- Discuss the diagnosis of alcohol-related disorders and the use of screening tools.
- List several options for treatment of alcohol use disorder care including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Michael Ingram, MD, has worked in the field of psychiatry for more than 25 years. He is a Past President of the Black Psychiatrists of America, and the current Director of Behavioral Health at Great Lakes Bay Health Care. He is the former Medical Director of the Behavioral Unit at McLaren Bay Psychiatric Associates. He graduated from Michigan State University, where he received both a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and his Medical degree from the College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ingram completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Lafayette Clinic and Wayne State University. He is board-certified in psychiatry. Dr. Ingram was recertified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2009, and accepted as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA) in 2016. He is also a former Vice President of Michigan Psychiatric and Behavioral Associates, one of the largest medical groups north of metropolitan Detroit.
Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH, is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. She is also a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America Council of Elders.