4157.0 Assessing and Preventing Substance Use in Our Youth

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Addressing substance abuse among youths requires implementation of effective prevention strategies, use assessment tools, and family-centered treatment interventions. This session will focus on all 3 of these areas.
Session Objectives: Describe tools for assessing substance use among youths Assess the effectiveness of youth prevention interventions for substance abuse
Richard W. Wilson, DHSc, MPH

Assessing problematic drug use in teenagers through school-based survey research
Russel Falck, MA, Ramzi Nahhas, PhD and Robert G. Carlson, PhD
Assessing problematic opioid misuse among high-risk youth
Stephen E. Lankenau, PhD, Michelle Teti, MPH, DrPh, Jennifer Jackson Bloom, MPH, Alexandra Harocopos, MSC, Meghan Treese and Karol Silva, MPH
Using growth curves to examine timing of school-based substance use prevention in elementary versus middle school among Mexican heritage youth
Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, PhD, Stephen S. Kulis, PhD, Scott Yabiku, PhD, Tanya Nieri, PhD and Elizabeth Coleman, MSW

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)