Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Event date: 
April 22, 2014 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm EDT
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Amatetti, Sharon
Norcott, Candice
Finch, Andrew
Rowe, Cindy

Girls' abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences to their health and well-being. Among youth ages 12-17, girls' nonmedical use of prescription painkillers, alcohol, methamphetamine, and most other illicit drugs matches or exceeds that of boys. Adolescent girls have different intervention, treatment, and recovery support needs from those of adolescent boys or adult women. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls. After completing this webinar, participants will have a working understanding of how the terms gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, recovery-oriented, family-centered, and age-appropriate apply to effective services for girls.

Participants will be able to summarize:

  • Girls' substance use trends and concerns
  • Girl-centered responses and interventions
  • Resources for girls: recovery schools, family interventions, and the Voices Program

For more details and to register for this webinar, please follow the link below.


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