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Understanding Substance Abuse in Adolescents: A Primer for Mental Health Professionals

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Provides statistics about adolescent trauma and substance abuse. This guide, a part of the Understanding the Links Between Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse: A Toolkit for Providers, includes information to help mental health professionals make the connection between trauma and substance use, understand why adolescents use, recognize substance abuse and dependence in adolescents, offer information about different drugs and their consequences, recognize withdrawal, as well as understand risk and protective factors.

Published in 2008