This webinar will discuss cocaine use in African American Communities from clinical, justice, and policy lenses. It will identify clinical presentations produced by acute and chronic cocaine use. Strategies for addressing acute intoxication, withdrawal, and stimulant-induced psychosis will be identified. The status of treatments for cocaine use disorder will be highlighted. It will also include a discussion of the impact of policies and media representation of cocaine use on Black communities and people.
- Identify and categorize accurately substance-induced symptoms associated with cocaine use.
- Describe the standard treatment for cocaine use disorder.
- Discuss the impact of The War on Drugs on the treatment of and policies that address cocaine use.
- Summarize the impact of The Fair Sentencing Act on people who use cocaine.
Danielle Hairston, M.D., is a double board-certified, Adult/Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist, medical educator, author, speaker, and promoter of mental wellness. Dr. Hairston was Chief Resident for the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University Hospital, where she completed her general psychiatry residency. She completed her Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, in Baltimore, MD, and then joined their faculty. Dr. Hairston returned to Howard University College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and was recently appointed as the Psychiatry Residency Program Director.
Dr. Hairston currently serves as the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s Black Caucus’ President. She has served as the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) Scientific Program Chair since 2016. Dr. Hairston has spoken nationally and internationally about the impact of race and culture on mental health. She is a contributing author to the recently published book, Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions. Dr. Hairston is a Robert Wood
Johnson Culture of Health Leader. She is the content creator for the mixed media platform Black Psychiatry and podcast co-host for the new podcast The Next 72 Hours.
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.