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Substance Use Disorders Treatment with Adolescents & Transition Age Youth (CLOSED EVENT)


Much has been written about substance use disorders treatment for adolescents and adults, little has been written about specialist treatment for transition age youth (emerging adults between the ages of 18 to 25). Most transition age youth do not view themselves as adolescents and they often do not feel fully adults. Topics covered in this skill building workshop includes: The unique treatment needs of adolescents (ages 14 to 17) and transition age youth; How the treatment differs for each group; the developmental tasks of transition age youth; How the treatment differs for each group; the developmental tasks of transition age youth and implications for substance use disorders treatment; strategies to engage and help adolescents and transition age youth successfully complete treatment.




  • Articulate the unique treatment needs of adolescents and transition age youth with substance use disorder treatment.
  • Help transition age youth achieve 5 developmental tasks in treatment.
  • Keep adolescents and transition age youth engaged in substance use disorders treatment.   




Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive a 2 continuing education (CE) hours authorized by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. CE certificates will be disseminated by ADAMHS.




Trainer, Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: May. 22, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: May. 22, 2023 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
May 22, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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