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New Approaches to Adolescent Drug Prevention

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT) to Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

Event Details

The landscape related to adolescent substance use has changed significantly in the 21st century. The drugs used by teens today are very different than the drugs used in the last century. The age of first-time use is becoming younger and younger. As the landscape changes, so must our approaches to prevention and intervention. Learn how harm reduction and anti-stigma strategies can empower adolescents and adults to work together to change attitudes and behaviors related to adolescent drug use.

Learning Objectives:      

After viewing this video you will be able to:

Discuss how drugs affect the adolescent brain
Explain how stigma affects adolescent substance use
Identify harm reduction approaches to prevent and intervene in adolescent substance use
Identify effective strategies to communicate to adolescents about drugs and substance us


Deanna Valdez, School Counselor, Albuquerque Public Schools and Adjunct Professor, New Mexico Highlands University

Oct. 25, 2023, 1-12 p.m. Eastern

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