February 17, 2022
Presented by Timothy Fong, MD
This training will provide an overview of clinical presentations and characteristics of addictive disorders among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) clients, families, and communities. Best practices for the screening, assessment, and treatment of commonly presenting addictive disorders such as tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opioid, and stimulant use disorder will be covered. Specific attention to gambling disorders will be presented given the elevated rate of this disorder among Asian American Pacific Islander communities. An overview of the cultural contributions that increase risk and vulnerabilities for addictive disorders will be presented. Emphasis on how clinicians can deliver culturally-impactful treatment will be discussed, including reviewing treatment resources that are currently available.