Navigating through the storm of substance use in adolescents
On-demand recorded 8 Dec 2021
Adolescence is the peak age of initiation of substance use, but few adolescents seek treatment for their general health. Alcohol, Nicotine and Cannabis remain the most common substances used, however, polysubstance use is common and associated with greater harms. General Practitioners are at the frontline of providing screening for young people at risk, as well as brief interventions.
This webinar will provide an understanding of the evidence around substance use in adolescents and their comorbid conditions. It will provide tools for screening and assessing adolescents in General Practice. Dr Katherine Klamka and Ms Georgia Farrar will provide a summary of referral pathways and evidence based management approaches relevant to General Practice.
- Identify adolescents that are at risk substance use, including how to successfully screen and assess patients.
- Discuss management principles of substance use in adolescents including identifying intoxication, managing withdrawal, providing early interventions.
- Be aware of evidence based treatment options including models of care for young people with substance use.
- Deliver brief interventions for young people with substance use.
This event attracts 2 CPD points