- When: December 14, 2022, 1:00—2:00 PM ET
- Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC (pending)
- Cost: FREE
- Target Audience: Prevention Professionals
Kratom is a naturally occurring substance that has been used in a variety of ways for hundreds of years. Kratom products can be found and consumed in several different forms with the amount ingested producing a range of effects that mirrors both stimulants and opioids. As kratom use has expanded globally over the past 20 years, concern has risen over potentially negative health effects and consumption rates among youth. To support substance use prevention professionals, the Central East PTTC created an infographic that discusses what kratom is; reviews the risks associated with kratom; provides data on who is using it; describes the legal status of kratom; and reviews ways the field of prevention can begin to address this emerging substance. This webinar will introduce the infographic, explain why it was created and how it can be used, explore the information it provides, and answer audience questions about it.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe what kratom is, the forms it comes in, and how it is ingested by individuals
- Understand the scope of kratom use and the risks and harms associated with it
- Ascertain the legal status of kratom and the emerging policy landscape around its use
- Understand and begin to utilize the “Kratom: An Emerging Youth Concern?” infographic
Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.