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Youth Substance Use 101
December 4, 2018 . 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
This training provides an overview of the disease model of addiction with a focus on substance use disorders as a pediatric or development affliction. As such, it includes a discussion of why youth and young adults are particularly at risk and briefly reviews best practices for screening and engagement. The training includes an examination of the role of co-occurring mental health disorders and trauma in youth substance use. Finally, it presents a demographic and clinical picture of youth receiving treatment in the continuum of care funded by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) as well as a brief description of the programs, services, and levels of care in that system. Wherever possible, providers from the continuum of care are invited to attend and give a fuller description of the services they provide.