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Date: Monday, September 25, 2017, 2-3:30pm EST
Speaker: Chad Morris, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine
The risks of tobacco use are widely known, but we know less about the intersection of marijuana use and e-cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS.) It is common for individuals who smoke cigarettes or use e-cigarettes to also use marijuana and with these high rates of simultaneous use, it is important for behavioral health providers to know the current research and treatment options. This presentation will include information about what we know and don’t know about the intersection of nicotine dependence, marijuana, and e-cigarette use, as well as the potential benefits of simultaneously addressing all three with the people you serve.
During this webinar, participants will learn about:
- The prevalence of nicotine dependence, e-cigarettes, and marijuana use
- Effective treatment strategies for co-occurring marijuana and nicotine addiction
- Efforts to create a national dialogue on the intersection of nicotine dependence, marijuana, and e-cigarette use
Chad Morris, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is committed to studying the chronic and modifiable behaviors that lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality among at risk populations, particularly tobacco use. In 2006, he created the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program which is a multidisciplinary center of excellence for public policy, research, training, and clinical care. Dr. Morris has been the principal investigator for over 20 psychosocial and pharmacological tobacco cessation studies across the lifespan. He has worked with over 40 states to foster sustainable whole health and tobacco control initiatives for priority populations including individuals with mental illnesses and addictions, justice involved individuals, persons who are homeless, pregnant and new mothers, and youth.