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)

Presenter

Don Faucett, MD

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jan. 24, 2019

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presenter

Don Faucett, MD

Location

MSPHI