The connection between drug use, crime and violence is well established. In this presentation we will consider evidence for factors that create vulnerability in individuals and populations. We will examine the impact of the drug culture on public health and safety. Promising and established approaches to reduce the prevalence and consequences of addiction will be discussed and advocacy strategies for policy alternatives will be considered.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals.
Introductory level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours.