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Medication Assisted Treatment of Alcohol and Nicotine Dependence in the Black Community


This webinar will review the current state of alcohol and nicotine use disorders in the Black community.  The presenter will focus on current evidence-based medication assisted treatments for these disorders.  A critical dimension of the webinar will be an exploration of the barriers to greater use of these treatments in Black communities and what can be done to overcome these barriers.


  1. Explain the factors which led to the disproportionate toll of alcohol and nicotine use disorders in the Black community
  2. Name the three primary medication-assisted treatments for alcohol use disorders and the three primary medication-assisted treatments for nicotine use disorders.
  3. Identify the barriers to greater use of these treatments in the Black community.


PicDr. Stephen McLeod-Bryant, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine (MSOM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He was recently appointed a Co-Chair in the Dean’s Task Force on Structural Racism and subsequently headed the Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and was elected President-elect of the Black Psychiatrists of America in January 2022.

He has been a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), President of the South Carolina Psychiatric Association, and served as the APA Caucus of Black Psychiatrists’ Representative to the APA’s Assembly for 13 years. He has previously been Medical Director for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and is past Vice-Chair for Clinical  Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and Medical Director of Charleston Memorial Hospital. Dr. McLeod-Bryant has won numerous awards, including the APA’s Solomon Carter Fuller Award and the Jeanne Spurlock, MD Minority Fellowship Achievement Award. He has also received multiple faculty teaching awards at MUSC and MSOM, including MSOM’s annual Inpatient Clinical Teaching Award the past four years.



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Starts: Apr. 13, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 13, 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 13, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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