Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: National Institue on Drug Abuse; Developed by: Tina Burrell, M.A., Washington State Department of Social and Health Services; Connie Cahalan, Missouri Department of Mental Health; Barbara Cimaglio, Vermont Department of Health; Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D., Chestnut Health Systems; Rochelle Head-Dunham, M.D., Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; Scott W. Henggeler, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina; Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., Children’s Hospital Boston; Kenneth J. Martz, Psy.D., CAS, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Kathy Paxton, M.S., West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities; Paula D. Riggs, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course summarizes a number of treatment approaches that can address substance use during the teen years. The course also provides answers to frequently asked questions about substance abuse and treatment in the adolescent population.
- Describe why adolescents may be more vulnerable to drug use than adults.
- Recite treatment interventions used for substance use in adolescents
- Demonstrate knowledge of what factors a clinician needs to consider when treating an adolescent substance user.
- Compare what levels of care are needed for varying severity levels of substance use.
1. Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment
2. Addressing Questions Regarding Adolescent Substance Use
3. Treatment Settings Defined
4. Evidence-based Approaches to Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
c. Addiction medications
d. Recovery support services
5. Treatment Referral Resources
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.