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    Addiction in Context: A Public Health Framework

    Addiction in Context: A Public Health Framework

    November 5, 2020 
    Alcohol and drug use problems do not occur in a vacuum. Instead, there are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions to substance use disorders. This webinar will provide an overview of how each of these dimensions may be involved and interplay in a person's encounter with alcohol and other drugs. Within this framework, this webinar will provide best practices for prevention, treatment, and recovery. Participants will come away with a clearer understanding of how to protect and care for themselves or family members who may be affected by psychoactive substances.

    Guest Presenter: Dr. Onaje Salim 
    Dr. Onaje Salim is a Board-Certified Counselor, licensed clinician, and highly experienced graduate educator. Salim is an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, D.C. He also served as the Director of the Division of State and Community Assistance, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). There he provided leadership to a team of dedicated federal employees in administering the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, the State Opioid Response Program, Co-occurring Disorder and Homeless programs, and Performance Measurement and Evaluation activities, including Health Information Technology and Technical Assistance to all 50 states, affiliated jurisdictions, and eligible tribes. Salim was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Addictions/Offender Professional Award by the International Association for Addiction and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC). 


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