CDP Presents: Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep & Substance Use Disorders online via Zoom
16 October, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: This webinar explores the bidirectional relationship between sleep and substance use disorders clinicians may encounter in their practice. First, we provide a grounding in prevalence rates of these disorders among Service members and Veterans in the context of military culture as a contributing factor. We consider how the brain regulates normal sleep in order to inform how both abnormal sleep can impact substance use disorder etiology and pathology while substance use can impact sleep regulation and parameters. To mitigate this reciprocally negative relationship, we recommend beneficial sleep-focused screening practices for patients with substance use disorders and identify gold standard treatment recommendations to which clinicians should refer patients with sleep disorder comorbidities.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar participants will be able to:
- Describe the prevalance of insomnia and sleep disorders experienced by military personnel
- Anticipate at least two adverse impacts of the presence of a sleep disorder on substance use pathology
- Interpret a sleep-focussed screener in patients with substance abuse
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For specific information on credits and recognizing bodies, please click here.
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