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Evidence-Based Treatments for Chemsex Use Disorders
This session is part of NAHEWD's national webinar series Bridging HIV and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The series will highlight various innovative models and approaches to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in people at risk for and living with HIV.

Chemsex, the use of substances before or during sex to enhance or enable the experience, is a prevalent practice in sexual and gender diverse (SGD) people. Evidence-based treatments and safety interventions exist for these substances but are under-utilized due to factors including lack of provider knowledge, drug labeling, and misconceptions regarding the etiology of substance use disorders. In this case-based workshop, participants will learn and apply pharmacotherapeutic and counseling interventions for disordered Chemsex use that are supported by clinical research.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Formulate an advanced understanding of the etiology and context of Chemsex use disorders using syndemic theory and cultural analysis.
2. Apply motivational interviewing and harm reduction methodology to support the wellness of people who participate in Chemsex in an anti-paternalistic way.
3. Translate clinical research on treatments for Chemsex substances into therapeutic prescribing practices.

Dec 2, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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