Webinar: Topics in Addiction – Peer Support and Continuity of Care as Incarcerated Individuals with Opioid Use Disorders Reenter Communities
April 13, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
As part of the Topics in Addiction seminar series, Derek Kreager, PhD, professor of sociology and criminology and director of the Criminal Justice Research Center, Penn State University Park, will present on his research investigating the use of peer support for individuals reentering the community after incarceration.Incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder are at heightened risk for relapse in the high-risk period immediate following community reentry. In his talk, Dr. Kreager will present an intervention that connects eligible participants, while still incarcerated, with community-based Certified Recovery Specialists who assist in the transition from prison to community.
Registration is required, with a Zoom link to be provided to those who register.
Topics in Addiction is the monthly gathering of the Addiction Center for Translation to discuss topics related to addiction. Topics are presented in an informal environment in ways that are accessible to the faculty, staff and students of Penn State and the community of any background. The program hopes to reach not only basic scientists and clinicians, but also anyone who has an interest in addiction and its widespread implications on research, clinical work, medical education, policy and the community.
The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, and sessions are recorded.
Sessions vary in focus and format depending on the speaker.
With questions or speaker and topic requests, or to be added to the Topics in Addiction mailing list, email Sarah Ballard at PSACT@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.