Substance Use Interventions for Adolescents and Transitional Age Youth


In this free webinar, participants will learn an approach to conduct proper screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for young adults (ages 18-25) at risk for substance use disorders.

They will then hear about key behavioural and pharmacologic treatments for youth with substance use disorders including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management and medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion on the essential role of families and communities in supporting young adults with substance use disorder including a description of the community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT) approach.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the steps involved in conducting screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT);
  • Review key behavioural and medication treatment for young adults with substance use disorders; and
  • Discuss the role of family and community support in caring for young adults with substance use disorders.

This webinar is produced in partnership with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office, the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA), and the Adolescent SBIRT Project by NORC at the University of Chicago.

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