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Acculturative Stress As a Moderator of the Effect of Drinking Motives on Alcohol Use and Problems Among Young Adults

About the Course

This course examines acculturative stress and ethnic-racial difference as drinking motives for alcohol use and alcohol problems. It includes acculturative stress measured with: drinking motives, alcohol consumption, alcohol related problems, drinking frequency, and drinking quantity across younger adults, older adults, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Non-Hispanic Whites.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Acculturative Stress As a Moderator of the Effect of Drinking Motives on Alcohol Use and Problems Among Young Adults created by Bridgid Mariko Conn, PhD and Kida Ejesi, PhD in 2017.

Publication Date:

Addict Behav. 2017 December ; 75: 85–94

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Bridgid Mariko Conn, PhD

Dr. Conn is presently a licensed psychologist (CA PSY27641) in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (DAYAM) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Her current research projects focus on addressing suicidality, self-injurious behavior, substance use, and other health risk behaviors among under-served adolescents and young adults. She is involved with the Cannabis and Health Among Young Adults study which is a collaboration between DAYAM and Steve Lankenau’s lab at Drexel University and development of an intervention to address chronic emotion dysregulation and self-injury among transyouth. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Kida Ejesi, PhD

Dr. Ejesi is an Attending Psychologist, Division of Developmental Medicine Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School. Her research has focused on mental health issues for ethnic/racial minorities and her work has been published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge acculturative stress as a potential moderators of drinking motives on alcohol use and problems in young adults.
  2. Identify the drinking motives and outcomes for each ethnic and racial group, as well as biological sex.
  3. Summarize the effect of acculturative stress on the participants.

Disclosure to Learners

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103113
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