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Adolescents And Addiction

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

By the 12th grade, around half of all high school students have used an illicit drug at least once in their lifetimes. Many other substances, such as aerosol sprays and glues, are even easier for adolescents to obtain and use. Therapists need to be aware of the warning signs of an adolescent substance use disorder and the relationship between mental disorders and addiction in order to properly diagnose and treat these young individuals. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of the issues related to the risks associated with substance use and addiction in adolescents.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the major types of substance use disorders in adolescents.
  • Describe factors that may contribute to the incidence of a substance use disorder.
  • Describe the impact of substance use on adolescent sleep patterns.
  • List treatment options for an adolescent substance use disorder.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Types Of Substance Use Disorders
  • Contributing Factors To A Substance Use Disorder
  • Signs And Symptoms Of A Substance Use Disorder
  • Co-occurring Mental Illness And Addiction
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • DSM-5 Criteria In The Diagnosis Of A Substance Use Disorder
  • Summary

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