Preventing Adolescent Substance Use Disorders


Prevention is about delaying the onset of first use, whether alcohol, tobacco or marijuana—the most commonly used substances among teens—until the brain has fully matured. The earlier someone starts using substances, the greater their chances of developing a substance use disorder (SUD), and the more severe their illness is likely to be.


Learning Objectives:

  • Factors that contribute to the development of a substance use disorder

  • Risk and protective factors

  • Adverse childhood experiences

  • Adolescent brain development and early intervention

  • Innovative prevention programs and policies

Length: 90 minutes


Audience: Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, Adolescents, Young Adults


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