Adolescent Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Adolescence is the peak period for initiation of substance use.  Levels and frequency of substance use begin to increase in mid-adolescence and peak in very early adulthood.  Interestingly, age of onset is strikingly similar across high-income countries. There is a strong correlation between adolescent substance use and mental health disorders.  These relationships and integrated treatment approaches will be discussed and clinicians will be introduced to evidenced based practices. 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss evidence-based interventions & recommendations for improving treatment
  • Describe why adolescence is a key period in the pathogenesis of addiction
  • Explain the prevalence and clinical importance of co-occurring disorders
  • Detail the scope of the problem

Available Continuing Education: 3 hours

CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)

DMH- Addiction Therapist

DMH- Mental Health Therapist

DMH – Licensed Administrator

MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)

NBCC/LPC (National Board Certified Counselors)

SW (Social Work) 50

Presenter

Don Faucett, MD

Location

Mississippi Public Health Institute

Date

Mar. 28, 2019

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter

Don Faucett, MD

Location

Mississippi Public Health Institute