101219: Comorbid Psychiatric Factors Contributing to Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Alcohol Research and Health

About the Course:

Comorbid Psychiatric Factors Contributing to Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use discusses the various risk factors and the roles they play in shaping adolescents’ alcohol and other drug use (AOD) throughout adolescence, focusing specifically on psychiatric risk factors.

Publication Date:

2002

Authors

Deborah Deas; Suzanne Thomas

About the Authors:

Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate professor.

Suzanne Thomas, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Institute of Psychiatry’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about comorbid psychiatric focusing contributing to adolescent alcohol and other drug use. It is appropriate for all levels of participant’s knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the comorbid psychiatric factors contributing to adolescent alcohol and other drug use.

  2. Describe the psychological factors contributing to adolescent alcohol and other drug use.

  3. Identify other risk factors for adolescent alcohol and other drug use and abuse.

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