CE/CME

Adolescent Substance Use

Welcome to the training on Adolescent Substance Use provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit Hours: 1.25 CE

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Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others with tools to integrate substance use screening and intervention into primary care practice, to employ current evidence-based models in managing adolescent patients who may be using substances or are in recovery from substance use disorders, and to refer patients when necessary.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize physical and behavioral red flags for substance use and use disorders in adolescents.
  2. Appraise common risk factors and co-morbid conditions.
  3. Integrate screening for adolescent substance use disorders into routine checkups.
  4. Apply evidence-based models for preventing, treating and managing substance use disorders in primary care.

Please note this module expires on 7/9/2024.

This module was released on 7/9/2021.

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Helpful Resources

  • Addiction Education Society. Information and educational resources about addiction, including blogs, parent support resources and lesson plans for educators.
  • Addictions and Recovery.org, public education website maintained by Steven Melemis, MD, PhD, of Toronto, Canada, who specializes in addictions and mood disorders. The website provides information for individuals, families and health professionals.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Educational materials for youths, parents and caregivers about the links between stress and substance use.
  • Partnership to End Addiction, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance use and helping families impacted by addiction.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services. YesQuit website. A wealth of resources for smokers who want to quit, including the toll-free Texas Quitline at: 877-937-7848 (877-Yes-Quit) for confidential counseling and support.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, online guide for families about how best to dispose of old medications: Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know.

Medical Definitions

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from Frontiers in Pediatrics, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Continuing Medical Education (Ethics Accredited)

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 1.25 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Continuing Nursing Education

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.25 contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.

Certified Health Education Specialists

Sponsored by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.25 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.25.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (Ethics Accredited)

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, the continuing education provider, ensures that the education provided is related to the practice of marriage and family therapy; and that the individuals presenting the information have the necessary experience and knowledge in the topics presented. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.25 hours of credit and 1.25 hours in professional ethics.

Licensed Professional Counselors (Ethics Accredited)

Up to 1.25 LPC hours and 1.25 hours in professional ethics may be earned at this event.

Licensed Psychologists (Ethics Accredited)

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is approved as a provider of professional development hours for licensed psychologists, per the Texas Administrative Code Rule §463.35 (f)(1). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.25 professional development hours and 1.25 hours in professional ethics.

Social Workers (Ethics Accredited)

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, the continuing education provider, ensures that the education provided is directly related to the practice of social work; and that the individuals presenting the information have the necessary experience and knowledge in the topics presented. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.25 hours of credit and 1.25 hours in professional ethics.

Certificate of Attendance

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 1.25 hour(s) for attendance.

Certified Community Health Worker

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program has certified this course for 1.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education for Certified Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors.

General Disclosure

One of the requirements of continuing education is disclosure of the following information to the learner:

  1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity. To receive continuing education credit the learner must successfully complete the following activities:
    • Create a Texas Health Steps account.
    • Complete on-line registration process.
    • Thoroughly read the content of the module.
    • Complete the on-line examination.
    • Complete the evaluation.
  2. Commercial Support.
    The THSTEPS Web-based Continuing Education Series has received no commercial support.
  3. Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships.
    The THSTEPS Continuing Education Planning Committee and the authors of these modules have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  4. Non-Endorsement Statement.
    Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service; Texas Medical Association; or American Nurse Credentialing Center.
  5. Off-Label Use.
    Using a disclosure review process, the THSTEPS Continuing Education Planning Committee has examined documents and has concluded that the authors of these modules have not included content that discusses off-label use (use of products for a purpose other than that for which they were approved by the Food and Drug Administration).

The following are policies and definitions of terms related to continuing education disclosure:

The intent of disclosure is to allow Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Service the opportunity to resolve any potential conflicts of interest to assure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its Continuing Education activities.

All faculty, planners, speakers and authors of Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Service sponsored activities are expected to disclose to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Service any relevant financial, relationships with any commercial or personal interest that produces health care goods or services concerned with the content of an educational presentation. Faculty, planners, speakers and authors must also disclose where there are any other potentially biasing relationships of a professional or personal nature.

Glossary of Terms

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect Continuing Education content about products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship or where there are any other potentially biasing relationships of a professional or personal nature.

Commercial Interest: Any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Financial Relationships: Those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected. Relevant financial relationships would include those within the past 12 months of the person involved in the activity and a spouse or partner. Relevant financial relationships of your spouse or partner are those of which you are aware at the time of this disclosure.

Off Label: Using products for a purpose other that that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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