Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: How to Recognize, Screen, and Communicate (1 CME)
This session will feature a curriculum on addressing adolescent substance use and disorders in general medical practice, developed by a broad coalition of stakeholders with funding from the Hilton Foundation, featuring a substantial contribution by ASAM. Curriculum components include: scope of the problem, adolescent risk and vulnerability, screening, assessment, communication with patients, communication with parents, monitoring by parents, specialty referral, and practitioner follow-up. The session will consist of presentation of the curriculum followed by an interactive discussion about implementation with emphasis on equipping participants to be presenters and trainers to disseminate the material to their colleagues.
Marc J. Fishman
Marc Fishman MD is board certified in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. A faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he is Medical Director and CEO of Maryland Treatment Centers, a regional behavioral health care provider, with inpatient and outpatient facilities for adolescents and adults. His clinical specialties include treatment of drug-involved and dual-diagnosis adolescents, opioid dependence in adolescents and adults, and co-occurring disorders. He has been principal investigator or collaborator for several NIDA- and CSAT-funded projects to improve and evaluate adolescent treatment, as well as pharmacotherapy trials in adults. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on addiction treatment, and lectures widely on a variety of topics including adolescent treatment, youth opioid treatment, placement and treatment matching strategies. Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of ASAMs Patient Placement Criteria, leading the adolescent section, and served as the chief editor for the ASAM PPC Supplement on Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol Use Disorders. He is the chair of the Adolescent Committee for ASAM. He is a Past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine.