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How Substance Abuse Prevention Interventions Can Be delivered online or other telecommunications Applications.

How Substance Abuse Prevention Interventions Can Be delivered online or other telecommunications Applications.

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    Using web based applications for substance abuse prevention Using web based applications for substance abuse prevention Presentation Transcript

    • About Your Presenter
      • Tom Wilson LCPC, CPS
      • Certified Prevention Specialist
      • Substance Abuse Informatics
      • CEO
      • Tom Wilson Counseling Center
      • Boise, Idaho
      • www.tomwilsoncounseling.com
    • Using Web Based Applications For Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Objectives
      • To identify the strategies of substance abuse prevention
      • To understand the advantages and disadvantages of web-based prevention education
      • To understand what type of content is appropriate for online delivery
    • Definition of Prevention
        • To deter the onset
        • of alcohol or other drug abuse by providing
        • individuals with the
        • information and skills necessary
        • to prevent the problem . 
    • Importance of Early Prevention
      • “… It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men...”
      • Frederick Douglass
    • Theory of Prevention
      • Drug abuse can be prevented if:
      • Risk factors in a population are identified and reduced
      • Protective factors are identified and strengthened
    • Substance Abuse Prevention Principles
      • Prevention programs should:
      • address all forms of drug abuse
      • address the type of drug abuse in the community
      • be tailored to address risks specific to population to strengthen effectiveness
    • Principles for Delivery
      • Evidence Based Prevention Programs:
      • should be adapted for local use
      • should retain core elements of the original research-based intervention
      • should be interactive as possible
    • CSAP Strategies
      • Prevention Education ( 2-Way Education Programs )
      • Information Dissemination ( Media Campaigns, 1-Way )
      • Alternate Activities ( Drug Free Events )
      • Community Based Process ( Coalitions )
      • Environmental ( Law Enforcement )
      • Problem Identification and Referral ( DUI Education, EAPs, SAPs, Screening )
    • ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
      • Tom Wilson Counseling Center specializes in providing alcohol and drug abuse prevention education services for forensic (court–ordered) clients.
      • Majority of clients are young adults charged with DUI or illegal consumption and do not meet criteria for substance abuse or dependence.
    • Challenges Of In-Person Classes
      • Traditional classes are difficult for clients who:
          • travel for work or have no transportation
          • live in geographically remote areas
          • have child/family obligations
          • are in the military
          • are disabled or suffer from social anxiety
    • Why Adopt Technology?
      • Information technology is now an effective way to deliver health information/content.
      • Cost has dropped dramatically (open source movement, cloud technology)
      • Access to well designed applications has increased dramatically
    • Advantages of Online Learning
      • Self-paced learning can take place anywhere, anytime.
      • Accessible to all learners, regardless disability, location or learning schedule.
      • Teachers can use creative teaching methods in delivering material.
    • Disadvantages of Online Learning
      • Requires computer, internet access, and some computer literacy.
      • Limitations like real world simulations, and labs.
      • Does not work well for some learning styles, group interaction and subjects.
    • Program Design
    • Evidence Based Components
    • Motivational Enhancement
      • Non confrontational intervention
      • Begins with self-assessment
      • Personalized feedback report on pattern of use
      • Feedback includes normative comparison of results
    • Stages of Change
      • Introduce the Stages of Change
      • Introduce examples of stages
      • Identify what activities help a person move from one stage to the next
    • Stages of Change Activities
      • What stage am I in?
      • Readiness to Change Example
      • Decisional Balance - Benefits vs. Costs of Change
    • Sample Lesson Process
    • Example of Feedback
      • Your Response:
      • You told us you drink 8-14 drinks per week on average when you drink.
      • Based on your response, you fell in the category described in the yellow box to the right.
      You
    • Example of Calculation Exercise
      • Your typical blood alcohol content is the amount of alcohol in your blood on atypical day when you drink.
      • To calculate your typical BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) use the online BAC calculator provided.
      Online BAC Calculator
    • Feedback for Typical Drinking BACs
      • Your response:
      • You calculated your BACs for a typical drinking occasion as falling between .06 to .10.
      • At BAC Levels of .06-.10, you will have impairment of muscle coordination and a slower reaction time, and disregard for personal safety.
    • Sample Lesson Page
      • Binge Drinking
      • Is defined as five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once in the past 30 days.
      • Health, social and academic problems occur when men drink 5 or more drinks per occasion, and women drink 4 or more per occasion.
      • Binge drinking is the most common pattern among underage drinkers.
      • Less than 25% of persons aged 12 or older participated in binge drinking
      Click for Review Question
    • Other Mediums of Delivery
      • Using Text Messaging as an Intervention
      • “ In a recent study, Text-Messaging to Emergency Patients Reduced Their Alcohol Consumption ”
      • 12 week trial of receiving automated text messaging asking about drinking
      • Men who had 5 + and women 4+ received text messaging of concern about level of use
      • Asked if they would cut down.
      • + for yes, ask for reconsider for no
    • Other Mediums of Delivery
      • 2. Online Assessment and Feedback with “E-checkup to Go” for freshman at universities
      • 3. Online Assessment and Feedback with “Brief Assessment and Intervention for College Students”
    • Conclusions
      • The tools of information and computer technology are being used to prevent the onset of substance abuse.
      • The tools are continually becoming more accessible to professionals.
      • Some evidenced-based programs can be adapted for electronic delivery, saving scarce resources.
    • Contact Information
      • Tom Wilson, LCPC, CPS
      • 514 So. Orchard St. Suite 101
      • Boise, ID. 83705
      • Office: 1-208-368-9909
      • http://www.tomwilsoncounseling.com
      • [email_address]