Trends in Substance Use Disorders in Youth - 1.5 CEUs


When & Where:

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time
  • CE Hours Included: 1.5 Core (see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $33 before Friday, October 28 at 5:00pm Eastern Time, $38 after
  • Presented by: Shonali Saha, MD (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine trends of adolescent substance use in the United States over the last decade
  • Discuss cases of adolescents at various stages of development using different types of substances
  • Explore the unique relationship between youth and substance use
  • Identify different options for treatment to connect families to the services they need

Workshop Description:

The increase in overdose among young adults has been devastating to our families and our communities. Substance use disorders among youth have drastically increased since the beginning of this century. Addressing substance use in a young client can be challenging both for the family and the clinician. The adolescent brain is primed to take risk and seek reward, making youth a specific risk factor for substance use. The young mind is also more primed for change. Identifying and treating problematic substance use in youth can be both life altering and rewarding. Therapists are some of the first professionals to identify a family in need when a young person is struggling with drugs and alcohol. Understanding the patterns of youth nationally as well as receiving practical tools to address substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults may equip you to care for individuals and families impacted by this pervasive disease

Presented by: Shonali Saha, MD, FASAM

Shonali Saha, MD, FASAM is a board-certified addiction medicine physician. She began working in the field of substance abuse in 1996 with women mandated to residential drug treatment. She trained in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in addiction at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She currently treats substance use disorders in patients twelve and older and their families in her private practice Whole and Healthy You Addiction Medicine Services in Smyrna, GA. (whyaddictionmedicine.com & shonalisahamd.com)

Agenda:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Sign-In
  • 12:00 - 1:30 Session
  • 1:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

1.5 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
    • Licensed in Canada? The Knowledge Tree has applied for approval for this workshop through CCPA.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 1.5 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #090322. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 1.5 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #138-2022. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a social worker or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states accept APA & NBCC approved workshops, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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