Substance Abuse and its Link to HIV

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Substance Abuse and its Link to HIV

March 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Target Audience: Prevention Specialists, Educators, Counselors, Social Workers and Nurses and Law Enforcement, Mental Health and related fields.

About the Training Topic:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people with substance use disorders are at greatest risk of contracting and/or transmitting the HIV virus. Since its onset, drug use, especially injected drug use, have been directly linked to HIV. Alcohol and drugs impairs an individual’s ability to make sound decisions, which puts them at risk for engaging in risky behavior. Substance use disorders and HIV have the capability to impact people of all ages, gender, race and ethnicity and socio-economic statuses. This training will provide detailed information on the importance and impact of early substance abuse prevention efforts that will aid in the reduction of new incidences of HIV.

Upon completion participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how alcohol and other drugs are a direct link to HIV.

  2. Identify substance abuse prevention program

  3. Understand the difference between HIV and AIDS

  4. Explore the impact of substance use disorders and HIV in Alabama

Registration: This training is free, however, you must register. There are only 50 slots available so register early! COSA-NCADD is an approved CE provider through the Alabama State Social Work Board of Examiners and NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals. Participants will receive two (2.0) continuing education hours. 

Trainer: Roberta Esmond, MPH

For questions please contact Kwatasian P. Hunt at 334-262-1629 or


March 22, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm