Dynamics of Substance Abuse & Criminal Activity



One of every 144 American adults is behind bars for a crime in which substances were involved, and less than 13 percent of offenders identified as needing treatment receive it. The majority of people in the criminal justice system in need of substance use disorder treatment are not receiving services – during the pretrial period, while incarcerated, or after release to the community.  In this two hour session, the presenter will give information and facts about the correlation of Substance Abuse and Criminal activity, making the assessment and Transition plans.  She will also give the guidelines of re-entry support and continuity of care for offenders experiencing substance use disorders.


  • Explain the guidelines to ensure re-entry support and continuity of care for offenders experiencing substance use disorders.
  • Identify ways to assist the offender in transitioning from the criminal justice system to life
    after release.
  • Discuss assessment, transition plans, important services, special populations, and

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1010
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Video Recording
    • Lecture.1
      Dynamics of Substance Abuse & Criminal Activity Video Recording
  • Course Evaluation
    • Lecture.1
      Dynamics of Substance Abuse & Criminal Activity Course Evaluation
  • Quiz
    • Quiz.1
      Dynamics of Substance Abuse & Criminal Activity Quiz 10 questions

LaTonya Thorpe, MDIV, DMIN, LCAS, CSI, LCAS, North Carolina Problem Gambling Addiction Provider, Facilitator, Webinar trainer, and Ordained Minister. LaTonya Thorpe has more than thirty years of combined experience in the areas of law enforcement, mental health, and substance abuse. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina; and both Master of Divinity degree, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina. Currently, LaTonya is the owner and founder of Above And Not Beneath Counseling Services, LLC (AANB), a multi-faceted, specialized and intensive service agency that provides counseling, comprehensive training services, resources and referrals in the areas of life development, mental health, anger management, crisis intervention, domestic violence, and evidence-based practices. Prior to establishing Above And Not Beneath; LaTonya's employment history includes ten years as a Probation/Parole Officer carrying specialized caseloads of offenders with domestic violence and gang-related convictions. Additionally, for six years, she provided therapeutic, individual and group therapy to psychiatric, chemically dependent or dually-diagnosed patients at the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina.