Substance Use Disorders: Appreciating the Challenges of Minority Youth
May 6, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern (1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific)
This webinar discusses the epidemiology of substance use disorders (SUD) and the impact on children and families with special focus on systemic racism as a factor affecting health outcomes for minority youth. Case studies illustrate health disparities and opportunities for enhancing outcomes in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of adolescents affected by substance use (SU) and SUDs.
- Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Adger is a Professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Kevin M. Simon, M.D
Dr. Simon is a board-certified psychiatrist completing dual fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.
Full bios are available at https://amersa.org/resources/
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) is partnering with NORC, at the University of Chicago and the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) to bring a series of virtual events examining special topics for working with adolescents and transitional age youth that relate to substance use and mental health conditions. The teen and young adult years are an important time for early intervention into substance use and mental health. There are many evidence-based practices and promising interventions that can be used effectively.