Webinar: Integrating wellness into substance use disorder prevention
Adolescents in the United States are at risk for a range of substance use disorders, including emerging epidemics like marijuana and e-cigarette consumption. Other common health risks among youth include physical inactivity, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, and uncontrolled stress, all of which can lead to the development of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Not only are there medical consequences, but these common health risks are also associated with substance use and mental health issues. Integrating wellness into substance use prevention has the potential for broader and more cost-effective health policy and programs. The purpose of this session is to explore multiple co-existing adolescent health risks and the benefits of integrating wellness into substance use prevention. Participants will learn about a marketing-related conceptual model for creating integrated content and explore evidence-based health risk programs for youth and young adults.
Earn 1.5 CEs. Cost is $25.
Presenter: Chudley Werch, PhD, was raised in rural Wisconsin, where he experienced alcohol and drug use as a normal part of daily living. He received his Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983 and began his career in addictions prevention, education, research, and writing. He has held several tenured academic positions and retired to found Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC, where he serves as President. Werch created four nationally recognized evidence-based substance use disorder programs and several evidence-informed prevention programs that promote protective wellness lifestyles. He lives in St. Augustine, Florida with Lauren, his wife of 37 years, and has three adult children.
- Participants will be able to describe the need for and benefits of integrating wellness promotion into substance use disorder prevention.
- Participants will be able to summarize a marketing-related conceptual model for creating integrated prevention with wellness content.
- Participants will be able to apply evidence-based programs that address multiple health risks among youth and young adults.