A Conversation about Prevention and Early Intervention of Alcohol and Cannabis Use in Adolescents and Young Adults: An Interview with Amelia Arria, PhD

Join Scott Gagnon, Director of the New England PTTC as he interviews Dr. Amelia Arria during this one-hour special. This engaging hour-long discussion will focus on strategies for alcohol prevention and early intervention among adolescents and young adults, including cannabis use and the signs of cannabis dependence, its impacts on academic focus and engagement, and associations with mental health issues. Dr. Arria will also address questions related to COVID-19 and the potential impacts that social and physical distancing might have on college age youth drinking and drug use.


Dr. Arria will respond to questions that participants submitted during the registration process for this event.


Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and a Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. She is also the Director of the University of Maryland School of Public Health Office of Planning and Evaluation. She received a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and completed postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research is primarily focused on mental health and substance use among adolescents, young adults, and in particular college students. She has also completed studies related to mental health service utilization, predictors of suicidal behavior, prenatal substance use, and evaluations of addiction treatment. She is the Principal Investigator of the College Life Study, a large prospective study of more than 1200 individuals who were originally assessed as first-year college students and followed up into adulthood. That study has made significant contributions the scientific literature regarding the mental health needs of young adults and the risk factors and consequences of substance use among college students. Read full bio here.



Contact Hours: 1 training hour

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (New England PTTC) is approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board to offer continuing education for Substance Use Prevention Specialists in Maine. The Maine Prevention Certification Board is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). IC&RC Prevention Performance Domain 3: Communication.


 PRICE: Brought to you free of charge by the New England PTTC

Starts: Jul. 9, 2020 1:00 pm
Ends: Jul. 9, 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
July 6, 2020
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