Drugs, Teens, and Trends
In this session, we will take a look at the different patterns and trends of adolescent alcohol and drug use. As well, the different risk factors that may contribute and make teens more vulnerable to drugs/alcohol use and abuse, and the different strategies that are used to engage our youth in the change process. We will explore the effect drug/alcohol use can have on the teenage brain, and how we can build protective factors and resiliency in our youth. To conclude, we will take a look at how we use harm reduction and the different strategies for managing high risk behaviours.