Understanding Substance Use, Risk Factors, and Interventions

Presented by Amber Dirks, MS, LIMHP, LADC

The workshop will address antisocial behaviors related to substance use and address effective ways to manage substance use based on the youth’s stage of change.  Understanding behaviors related to substance use and related to antisocial thinking patterns will be a focus for the training.  Risk factors including family circumstances, trauma, and the impacts social/peer relationships will be examined.  The impact of substance use on vocational/educational opportunities and on prosocial leisure activities will be discussed.

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