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Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series: March 1, 2022

Alcohol is still a drug march 2022

Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series: March 1, 2022, Recording


The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US. 


While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.


This session will provide an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) including general information about the risks of alcohol intake during pregnancy, the negative impact on the developing fetus, as well as how to prevent it.




These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series: 

  1. Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations. 
  1. Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings. 
  1. Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment. 






 Trainer, Lisa Rahm

Lisa Rahm, BS, CMP

Lisa Rahm is the Special Initiatives Manager for Prevention First. She has 28 years of experience in the education and human services fields with the last 21 years at Prevention First. In her current position, she has developed, implemented, and evaluated special initiatives such as FASD Screening and Brief Intervention Project, and Statewide FASD Project as well as overseeing conferences, meeting planning, and special events. Rahm holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College and holds the certification as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

March 2, 2022
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