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Critical Issues regarding African Americans and Substance Use Disorders


This webinar will focus on addressing the impact of substance use in African American communities.  It will explore the prevalence as well as the etiology of substance use in the history of this population. In addition, further critical topics in substance use and African Americans will be brought to the discussion.



  1. Identify solutions to Substance Use Disorder in African Americans
  2. Develop treatment options in African American communities
  3. Assess Race/Ethnicity differences among high risk individuals
  4. Identify research, clinical, and educational opportunities



Dr. Evaristo Akerele has significant leadership experience. He is an accomplished Clinician, Researcher, Educator and Administrator. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Newark Jersey Medical School. He is Chair/Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Garnet Medical Center. He has served as Clinical Medical Director, Department of Health responsible for all Clinical services including but not limited to the departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Co occurring services, and Pastoral Care. He served as Vice President/Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral health at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn New York. There he developed the Hospital’s first Psychiatry Residency Program. He also served as Director of Residency Training and Education at Harlem Hospital Columbia University, The Network Director for the North Brooklyn Health Network for Substance Abuse Services, Woodhull, New York University. As Vice President and Medical Director for Phoenix House he was responsible for the medical management of over 3000 patients.

Starts: Jul. 25, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Jul. 25, 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
July 25, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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