This presentation will provide information on the scope of the problem of addiction facing youth today. It includes current trends in youth substance use as well as current treatment options. It addresses strategies to engage younger people particularly the role parents can play in enhancing youth engagement in treatment.
- Understand concerns regarding substance use in youth
- Understand treatment options for youth with substance use disorders
- Understand strategies to involve parents in youth substance use treatment
Presenter: James McKowen, PhD
Dr. McKowen is the Program Director at Massachusetts General Hospital, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) in Boston