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African Americans and Cough Syrup with Codeine Abuse


This webinar will present the history, science, material culture, and social impact of cannabis and stimulant abuse on adolescents, adults, and their use as patented medications to treat mental illnesses.

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  • Discuss the history of cannabis and stimulant abuse
  • Identify Loud, Dojo, Gas abuse  
  • Identify Lean, Purple Drank, Syrup, Sizzurp, Barre, Texas Tea abuse 
  • Identify the impact of Loud, Lean, etc. on the cognitive function and lasting mood and psychotic disorders
  • Describe the morbidity and mortality of Lean and Loud abuse
  • Describe potential susceptibility of Cannabis and Lean abuse to COVID-19
  • Construct a network that provides support, exchanges information, and generates new knowledge to support and improve treatment of Lean, Purple Drank, opiate, and Loud abuse



Mental health professionals; mental health advocates; mental health caretakers


Benjamin Roy headshotBenjamin Roy, MD is President of the Black Psychiatrists of America. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and served his internship in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital and a psychiatry residency at St. Vincent‚Äôs Hospital, both in New York, NY. He then completed a clinical fellowship in neuropharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health and in neuroimmunology at the National Institute of Neurological, Communicative Disorders and Stroke, NIH, both in Bethesda, MD. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Roy discovered human antibodies for endorphins and the opiate receptor in patients with psychiatric disorders and holds two US patents on methods of detecting certain antibodies in human body fluids. He has participated in numerous phase 2-4 clinical trials in neuropharmacology and neuroimmunology. He exposed the purpose of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment to develop syphilis diagnostic tests that were patented and commercialized.

Annelle Primm headshotHOST: 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.





Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). CEUs are not offered for this session. Webinar slide presentations and recordings will be posted to the website.

This webinar is a collaboration between the Central East ATTC the Central East MHTTC, and the Central East PTTC.

Starts: Feb. 4, 2021 12:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 4, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 4, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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