Adolescent SBIRT

Helping social workers and nurses prevent adolescent substance use

Who's Doing What?: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use

A webinar produced in partnership with the ATTC Network Coordinating Office and AMERSA


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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 2pm-3pm ET (1CT/12MT/11PT) - Register Now

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Description & Learning Objectives:

This free webinar will review the epidemiology of adolescent substance. We will discuss the substances most often used by youth, look at trends in youth substance use over time, and discuss the protective role of family and positive social supports.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 
  • Outline substances most commonly used by adolescents in the U.S. and describe trends in adolescent substance use over time;
  • Recount the relationship between adolescent substance use and key indicators of health; and
  • Relate how the family and positive social supports serve as protective factors.


Veronika Mesheriakova, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, UCSF Director of UCSF Youth Outpatient Substance Use Program (YoSUP)

Dr. Mesheriakova is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Director of the UCSF Youth Outpatient Substance Use Program (YoSUP), a multidisciplinary, family-based program that provides comprehensive assessment and evidence-based outpatient treatment for youth with substance use disorders. She also directs the UCSF Youth Addiction Management Training Program which offers training in youth-specific addiction treatment to UCSF professional trainees including fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, social workers, and clinical psychologists.

Tracy McPherson, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Dr. McPherson is the Principal Investigator of the NORC Adolescent SBIRT Project, as well as many other initiatives over her 20+ years working to implement SBIRT in many different settings, disciplines, and professions.

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