APA free course of the month - Jan. 2019
Levels of Care in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
January Course of the Month: Levels of Care in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
The transition from childhood to adolescence and subsequently adulthood are unique developmental periods with significant changes in social networks and interactions. Adolescence and early adulthood are the peak times for initiation of substance use disorders, particularly tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, and alcohol. Learn the considerations for determining the level of care and the use of behavioral approaches for treatment.