This webinar is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on the following for GA, AL, FL, MS, SC, NC, KY, and TN:
- Examining issues and trends in substance use disorders
- Exploring 12 step programs as a catalyst for change
- Exploring Faith-based organizations as a catalyst for change As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health Opioid Strategic Planning Multicultural Workgroup,
Lawrence Bryant, Ph.D., MPH, RRT, BSW, AAS
Dr. Bryant brings a plethora of experiences dealing with substance use disorders through clinical practice, policy, and research. He has been successful in developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for the state of Georgia in response to the opioid and prescription drug overdose epidemic. As a part-time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University, Health Promotion Department, Dr. Bryant has received funding from Georgia Department of Public Health to do a needs assessment in support of the Statewide Strategic Plan for Opioid Abuse. Dr. Bryant just receives certification in contact tracing and plans to utilize this knowledge to train others in this technique Dr. Bryant continues to publish in the field of public health and holds dual positions in both public health and psychology at Capella University. Dr. Bryant is also a registered respiratory therapist, fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the field of pediatrics.