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Alcohol, Amphetamine and Cocaine Use Disorders: Update in African Americans During COVID-19 (02/11/21)

This webinar discussed the impact of alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamine use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It reviewed the physiological effects of substance use disorders (SUD) and heightened susceptibility to COVID-19, and discuss the cultural impact on the African American population in HHS Region 3. This session covered recent increases in alcohol sales and consumption, discussed available treatment options for SUD, and reviewed myths about alcohol during the current pandemic.


By the end of this webinar, participants were able to (1) Describe the effects of COVID-19 on alcohol, amphetamine, and cocaine on the body; (2) Specify the impact of COVID-19 on incidence of alcohol use; (3) Discuss the risk factors for alcohol, amphetamine, and cocaine in the African American population; (4) Discuss fact vs. fiction of alcohol, amphetamine, and cocaine use disorders; and (5)  Summarize treatment options for alcohol, amphetamine, and cocaine use disorders that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients.

This event was marketed to clinicians, caseworkers, peer recovery support staff, administrators, and others who work on behalf of African American adults with serious mental illnesses and or co-occurring substance use disorders impacted by COVID-19.

A total of 92 participants responded positively that this information gained from this event will benefit their professional development and/or practice.


Michael Ingram headshotMichael Ingram, M.D. has worked in the field of psychiatry 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‚Äôs 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.

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

Starts: Feb. 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 4, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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