CDC: Trends in Youth Substance Use and Useful Tools and Resources for School and Community Settings

03/02/2021
11:30 AM
12:45 PM

Description

Adolescence is an important period of risk for substance use initiation and substance use–related adverse outcomes. Currently, substance use among high school students remains common despite some recent declines. Dr. Christopher M. Jones, Deputy Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, is joined with Karen Voetsch, Branch Chief for the Drug-Free Communities Branch, to discuss trends in youth substance use and provide CDC’s tools and resources for youth substance use in school and community settings.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the trends and patterns in youth substance use among high school students in the U.S.

2. Recognize CDC’s current strategies and efforts to reduce youth substance use.

3. Integrate best practices into their current work in preventing youth substance use using the tools and resources for school and community settings.

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day

Presenters

Christopher M. Jones
Deputy Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Karen Voetsch
Branch Chief for the Drug-Free Communities Branch
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention