Drug Facts: Substance Use, Misuse & Dependence Among Adolescents
Note: Training is on both January 23rd and January 24th from 8am - 12pm each day.
This free training is provided by the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX) and is geared towards parents of teens, educators, counselors, social workers, substance use and other professionals that work with teens. Six (6) continuing education credits (CEU) will be granted upon the completion of the training.
Understanding the psychological, biological, and neurobiological substrates of substance use, misuse, and use disorders is essential to the prevention of substance use among our Texas youth. In this training, Dr. Angela Broadus will present the latest scientific findings on this important subject. Included are the following topics:
- An examination of our own beliefs about addiction and how these beliefs may color our behavior;
- Influencing Choices: Reducing Risk and Increasing Protective Factors;
- Describe the biological and neurobiological effects of tobacco, followed by an examination of current tobacco use trends among adolescents
- Develop an understanding of opiates/opioids and other illicit drugs; how these affect the brain and body; and, what our teens are finding in your homes and on the street.