Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs are at increased risk for a wide range of negative outcomes across family, peer, school, and legal domains. Substance use treatment can help improve adolescent outcomes but unfortunately, less than 1 in 10 teens with a substance use disorder (SUD) will receive treatment.
Our regional annual adolescent conference is designed for treatment providers and health care professionals who are looking to improve the detection and care of adolescents affected by substance use and SUDs. This conference is relevant for professionals from a broad range of settings such as substance use treatment agencies, behavioral health care agencies, juvenile justice, schools, primary care, child welfare, hospitals, and other allied health settings.
Providers who attend our regional conference will be able to:
Plenary Sessions: http://www.dhslides2.org/general/SUD20160720Part1/f.htm
Motivational Interviewing: http://www.dhslides2.org/general/SUD20160720Motivational/f.htm
Youth In Recovery: http://www.dhslides2.org/general/SUD20160720youthinrecovery/f.htm
Marijuana Part 1: http://www.dhslides2.org/general/SUD20160720marijuanap1/f.htm
Principles of Trauma-Focused Treatment: http://www.dhslides2.org/general/SUD20160720marijuanap2/f.htm
Download Power Point Presentations and PDF documents from the 2015 Adolescent Conference:
View additional information about the 2015 Adolescent Conference:
NIDA Adolescent Publication:
AIDS.gov Adolescent Publication: