Course Description: This course is a supplement to the National Core Curriculum recent work on Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery. This training focuses on MSM (men who have sex with men) and the connection with HIV and methamphetamines. It presents epidemiology, reasons why methamphetamine use is prevalent in the MSM community, and the effects of methamphetamines on HIV progression. As a presentation for the PTTC (Prevention Technology Transfer Center), it will look at the information from a primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention lens.
Goal: To increase knowledge and awareness of the correlation between methamphetamines and HIV, and the associated risk for particular demographic intersections.
Trainer: Mary McCarty-Arias
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC. Participants must attend the session in its entirety to receive a Certificate of Completion.