This webinar is part of a two-part webinar series.
Learning objectives for both webinars:
- Increase the knowledge of the participants in understanding the mechanisms determining the development of SUD and the influence of different components: genetic and environmental, socio economical and plitical that influence the development of SUD.
Jun 8, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar aims at providing an overview on the problem of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the United States (U.S.), mainly in the Latinx Communities. It will provide a definition of SUD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM 5). We will discuss the gross epidemiology of SUD in the main ethnic groups in the U.S., and according to gender and socioeconomical status.
Jun 15, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time
The Webinar covers five SUD: Alcohol, Nicotine/Tobacco, Opioid, Cannabis and Stimulants use disorders; risk factors for developing SUD and the trends in the epidemiology of SUD during the last 20 years.
About the Presenter
Jose Azocar M.D., D.Sc.
Dr. Jose Azocar is a Medical Doctor (M.D.) and currently holds a degree from the Central University, Caracas, Venezuela and Doctor of Science (D.SC.) from the Harverd University School of Public Health, Bostyon, MA. He has Clinical training in Hematology and Oncology from the Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Azocas has over 40 years of experience in Primary Care, Hematology, Oncology and Addiction Medicine. He is a Clinician treating patients in addiction Medicine in Massachusetts and Connecticut.