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.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
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)
Don Faucett, MD