Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders (TIP31)

Appendix C - Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System

About the Course:

This TIP, Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders, presents information on identifying, screening, and assessing adolescents who use substances. It focuses on the most current procedures and instruments for detecting substance abuse among adolescents, conducting comprehensive assessments, and beginning treatment planning. This course focuses on drug identification and testing in the juvenile justice system. This course covers Appendix C only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

Ann H. Crowe and Shay Bilchik

About the Author:

Ann H. Crowe is with the American Probation and Parole Association, and Shay Bilchik is Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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 drug identification and testing in the Juvenile Justice System. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the use of and steps involved in drug recognition techniques.

  2. Describe commonly used types of chemical testing and the advantages and disadvantages of various forms.

  3. Discuss testing frequency and practical considerations.

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