Youth Substance Use 101

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) will be leading a series of regional trainings in October, November and December.  These trainings are open to DPH, Bureau of Substance Addiction providers as well as other youth serving agencies and departments. 


This training provides an overview of the disease model of addiction with a focus on substance use disorders as a pediatric or development affliction. As such, it includes a discussion of why youth and young adults are particularly at risk and briefly reviews best practices for screening and engagement. The training includes an examination of the role of co-occurring mental health disorders and trauma in youth substance use. Finally, it presents a demographic and clinical picture of youth receiving treatment in the continuum of care funded by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) as well as a brief description of the programs, services, and levels of care in that system. Wherever possible, providers from the continuum of care are invited to attend and give a fuller description of the services they provide.

Jordana Willers, Ed.M
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Motivational Interviewing
Youth and Young Adults
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
23 Service Center Rd.
Northhampton, MA 01060
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute Inc.