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Screening and Counseling

Learning Objectives:
  1. Relate the public health burden of substance use among teens including tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and non-prescription drugs
  2. State the components of initial substance use screening, including CRAFFT questions
  3. Describe when to use brief advice, motivational interviewing, and/or refer to treatment for substance use treatment
  4. Recognize the comorbidity of mental health and substance use in adolescents
  5. Describe the utility and appropriate use of a urine drug screen
Readings and Videos:
Interactive Learning Opportunities:
  • Ahadpour M, Forman R, E Kleinschmidt. Substance Use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Inpatient settings
  • Outpatient settings: school and college based, juvenile justice
  • Emergency department
  • School, County, or Community-based substance use support/treatment


Community Resources

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the resources available in your community, which may include outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, or residential settings
Readings and Videos:
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Social work

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