The Impact of Substance Use on Sexual Development

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The impact of substance use during periods of psychosocial and psychosexual development can be significant. We will explore normative sexual development and ways substance use can impact a person at major milestones. Case histories will be presented. We will focus on adolescence and early adulthood, but will review development across the lifespan. With the introduction of substances, we will review how specific substances impact sexual functioning.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the stages of the sexual response and how that can be impacted by substance use 
  • Identify major milestones in physiological and psychosocial sexual development in the context of substance use onset and addictive behaviors 
  • Identify 3 ways that substances can impact sexual functioning.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Michele Waldron owns a group practice, Sexual Health and Healing LLC. She is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MA). She is an AASECT certified sex therapist. She also has certifications in couples counseling and sex offender therapy. Her clinical practice has focused on supporting people with problem sexual behaviors and addictions for over a decade. She is passionate about helping people own their bodies and feel confident with their sexuality. 

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Event Details

March 23, 2023
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
remote via Zoom
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