Substance use among adolescents in schools is sometimes the tip of an iceberg. In this workshop we will explore what drugs we are seeing kids use today, the trends in substance use and its prevalence and incidence. Then we will look under water at why they are doing it, who they are, and what are the complicated demands of adolescence today. The workshop will explore some theories of drug use and addiction. It will examine diagnosis and assessment, treatment options, and levels of care. We will briefly consider prevention and how to talk to adolescents about drug and alcohol use.
- Jeremy Frank, Ph.D. is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Psychologist with a 15-year private practice in Bala Cynwyd focusing primarily on all aspects of addiction and the substance use disorders. Previously, he was a Senior Psychologist at Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services, the Assistant Director of the University of Sciences Student Health and Counseling, and a Primary Therapist for Rehab after Work. He is very connected in the Philadelphia region having graduated from Germantown Friends School and Drexel and Hahnemann Universities.
*Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be supplied.*
Tour of the school will be offered after the workshop.