This educational course is based on the National Institution of Health Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide publication. Based on research substance use typically begins in adolescent, specifically around high school years. According to The National Institute of Health by the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug, nearly 40 percent will have smoked a cigarette, and more than 20 percent will have used a prescription drug for a non-medical purpose. This education covers Clinical Intake and Screening and Counseling Services skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.
- Explain the role of the clinical assessment in the assessment of substance use in adolescents;
- Demonstrate an understand of research and trends associated with adolescents and substance use;
- Recognize or identify assessment tools specific to the treatment of adolescent substance use.
NIDA. (2014, January 14). Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-adolescent-substance-use-disorder-treatment-research-based-guide on 2020