This study examined the impact of interventions on youth (ages 15-25) opioid consumption. Objectives were to identify novel and promising interventions for youth at-risk or currently using opioids and to evaluate the evidence for treatment efficacy. Very few studies targeted adolescents and young adults. Most of the youth-focused interventions were not tailored to specific youth populations such as females or gender diverse youth. The researchers recommended a greater emphasis on understanding factors that promote participation and retention in treatment programs. Key Words: youth, opioid use, intervention
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Interventions to Reduce Opioid Use in Youth At-risk and in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: created by Stephanie Nairn, PhD et al. in 2022.
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 67 (12) 881-898. 2022
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Stephanie Nairn, PhD
Stephanie Nairn, PhD, is an Associate Researcher at Sainte-Justine Research Centre. She is a medical sociologist with expertise in ethnographic methods and her research explores several topics at the intersections of medicine, health, illness, and consumption studies/food studies. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Marion Audet is a research assistant in psychology at Sainte-Justine Research Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the youth opioid overdose and health crisis in North America.
Evaluate youth-specific interventions for opioid use.
Discuss future steps indicated for opioid use prevention and treatment.
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