Thursday, April 29, 3:00 - 4:30pm ET (Washington, DC time)
A national assessment of 600 youth, ages 13-18, conducted in January 2021 found that 78% of youth felt the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress for them and their family and 69% reported increased feelings of loneliness. Nearly a quarter of the respondents reported that accessing substances was easy or very easy during the pandemic. These impacts are not limited to the time of the current public health crisis/pandemic but will go beyond and will affect the behavioral health of today’s youth for years to come.
Join the National Council and Thomas E. Freese, PhD, co-director for both the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs & the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, for “An Exploration of Substance Use Fundamentals & Youth Perspective on the Impacts of COVID-19” on Thursday, April 29th from 3:00-4:30pm ET / 12:00-1:30pm PT, to learn more about the effects of the pandemic on youth and why it is more important than ever to understand youth substance use. Together, we will explore preliminary data from a national assessment as well as an overview of various substances and associated impact of the psychoactive substances most commonly used by youth.
Questions? Contact Rachel Shaheen (rachels [at] thenationalcouncil [dot] org) or visit ysbirt.org!