Preventing Polysubstance Use in Primary Care

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Date: August 10, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1
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Polysubstance use is the recurrent use of multiple illicit substances, legalized substances, or prescription drugs in a manner other than as prescribed. Preventing polysubstance use is a key prevention priority due to its prevalence, consequences, and disproportionate impact among minority populations. Primary care providers can be a key collaborator in addressing polysubstance use, and substance use overall, due to their scope and influence among all populations. The Central East PTTC created a new infographic, Polysubstance Use in Primary Care Settings, to explain these concepts and overview prevention strategies for primary care providers. This webinar will introduce this infographic, explain why it was created, explore the information it provides, and answer audience questions about it.


  • Summarize the importance of addressing polysubstance use
  • Discuss the role of primary care providers in prevention
  • Overview primary care prevention strategies for polysubstance use
  • Explore ways to use the Central East PTTC Infographic


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Starts: Aug. 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 10, 2021 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 10, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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