Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution | Part 1

This activity aims to help clinicians discuss, identify, and address substance use and prescription medication misuse with adolescent patients. Videos from your peers enhance this course, which also aims to help you navigate confidentiality in discussions with your teen patients about their substance use. Features tips and talking points for patients at all risk levels.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of substance use and prescription medication misuse among adolescents
  • Explain why adolescents are at high risk of developing a substance use disorder and how clinicians can help prevent it
  • Demonstrate strategies to build trust with adolescent patients and ensure confidentiality when addressing substance use and prescription medication misuse
  • Summarize ways to identify substance use and prescription medication misuse in adolescent patients, including determining their level of risk

Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution | Part 2 also available.