Adolescent Substance Use Disorders for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd edition
About the Course
Description of current state: The key risk periods for substance use disorders (SUD) occur during life transitions, such as adolescence. This means that substance use assessment and intervention is especially critical for the adolescent population. The emphasis for this basic-level course is on helping healthcare professionals to effectively assess adolescents for substance use disorders and intervene effectively with adolescents who are dealing with such disorders.
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the incidence and prevalence of substance use disorders.
- Explain the process of assessing adolescents for potential substance use disorders.
- Identify coexisting morbidities that occur with SUD.
- Describe the continuum of care for adolescents dealing with SUD.
- Discuss the various treatment options for SUD.
About the Author/Presenter
Simona Pozzetto, LICSW was born and raised in Italy, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology. After moving to Massachusetts, Ms. Pozzetto achieved her MSW and completed the Certificate Program in Jewish Communal and Clinical Social Work at Simmons College and Hebrew College in 2003. Ms. Pozzetto worked in community mental health clinics and long-term care facilities as a clinical therapist, initially focusing on children and adolescents, then mostly on adults and the elderly. In 2014, Ms. Pozzetto obtained her LICSW, and after a few years in management, in 2020, opened a private practice. During her career Ms. Pozzetto has specialized in trauma work, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, and end-of-life issues.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
- After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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