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Health Equity Webinar Series: Teen Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Black Community

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates that there are 44 million people of African origin living in the country, comprising 13.4% of the total population. African Americans are overrepresented among drug abusers in the U.S., but they are also more likely to seek treatment for their drug addiction. In 2020, around 7,095 people aged 15 to 24 years died from a drug overdose. Opioids, primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin, are the main driver of overdose deaths. This webinar will explore the most common substance of choice, signs and symptoms of teen substance use and discuss treatment options for this population.


  • Identify the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder in teens in the Black community
  • Identify the most common drugs of choice for adolescent substance use
  • List two pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available
  • Name two limitations of treatment and potential risks of being untreated




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
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