On-Demand: Trends in Substance Use Disorders in Youth - 1.5 CEUs


  • CE Hours Included: 1.5 Core (see below for details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $33
  • Presented by: Shonali Saha, MD (see bio below)
  • This workshop is not yet available. By pre-registering for this on-demand workshop, you will receive access as soon as it is available in November.

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)

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.
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    • Georgia Counselors: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: 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.
    • Licensed in Canada as a Counselor: 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. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Social Workers: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker: Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 1.5 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #138-2022. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Marriage & Family Therapist: Please see the yellow highlighted section just below.
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