Oct 17 2017: 1:00pm–4:15pm

Adolescent Substance Use: Rates, Screening and Treatment

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health

This presentation is an overview of recent trends in adolescent substance use and explores national and local rates of this issue, as well as an overview of screening tools for youth substance use in a variety of practice settings, and a survey of current evidence-based treatments.


Selby Conrad, PhD
Staff Psychologist, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • recognize rates of substance use in youth, both nationally and locally
  • identify and use screening tools to discern youth who have substance-related problems
  • be familiar with basic methods of intervention with youth who have co-occurring disorders


  • Target audience: Psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech-language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3 CE hours/credits available. (See below)

Registration Information

  • $59
  • Register online now or by phone at 401-432-1087.
  • Online registration closes on Monday, October 16

Register Online

Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.      

Rhode Island Hospital designates these live activities for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for these events have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work, designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.