DescriptionThe treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders is an increasingly challenging mission, given the evolving complexity and seriousness of the problem and the limited array of treatment options. However, recent advances in our understanding of the problem has led to the development of a range of evidence-based treatment approaches. There is particular efficacy in using treatment models that involve families and communities. This presentation will provide an overview of the issues, current trends and perspectives on adolescent substance use disorders as well as a review of empirically supported family based treatment models. Highly effective strategies for engaging and working with families in adolescent substance use disorder treatment are offered in a perspective that is refreshingly comprehensive and practical.
Substance abuse counselors, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, human service practitioners, administrators, public health professionals, nurses, and other mental health professionals
- Identify the issues, challenges and opportunities associated with adolescent substance use disorders
- Review NIDA’s Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Describe evidence based family models for treating adolescent substance use disorders
- Discuss effective strategies for engaging families and communities in adolescent substance use disorder treatment
- Paul Nagy, MS LPC LCAS CCS