You are visiting us from Virginia. You are located in HHS Region 3. Your Center is Central East ATTC.

Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (May 3, 2022)

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 may 2022

Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (May 3, 2022) Recording




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.




Gabriela Zapata-Alma

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Associate Director at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, as well as a lecturer at the University of Chicago, where they direct the Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Training Program. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by structural and interpersonal violence and their traumatic effects through evidence-based clinical, housing, resource advocacy, and HIV-specific integrated care programs. Currently, Gabriela authors best practices, leads national capacity-building efforts, and provides trauma-informed policy consultation to advance health equity and social justice.




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.