Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

Best Practices Guideline provided by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment(CSAT). Presents information on how to conduct treatment specifically tailored to adolescents and on common and effective treatment components.

Publication Date:



Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about treatment for adolescents with substance use disorders. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase understanding of differences between adolescent and adult substance abuse, and how this translates into differences in general treatment approach

  2. outline the key points involved in treating adolescents, regardless of theoretical orientation, including being effectively knowledgeable about general program characteristics recommended for any program working with adolescents.

  3. outline both shared and unique components of adolescent treatment programs based upon 12 Step, Therapeutic Community, and Family Therapy models.

  4. master the concepts involved in the most important legal and ethical issues regarding substance abuse treatment of adolescents, especially those pertaining to consent to treatment and disclosure of confidential information.

  5. increase knowledge of the unique treatment issues presented by youths with coexisting disorders, various sexual orientations, involvement in the criminal justice system, and displaced housing situations.

Materials for Course

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.

If you're already a member, please login to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Categorized in:

Accepted By:

Login to automatically show approvals relevant to your state and discipline!
Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how Addiction Counselor CE can help you meet them.

Course Number: 100591
Total Credit Hours: 8cr
Exam Fee: $55.76
No Exam Fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package! » More Info
Format: Online Article
4.3 out of 5
Popularity: 930 members have taken this course