The Institute, "Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Management," led by Himanshu Upadhyaya, MBBS, M.S., will examine evidence- based methods in treating young people with substance use disorders at the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2006 -- The Institute, "Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Management," led by Himanshu Upadhyaya, MBBS, M.S., will examine evidence- based methods in treating young people with substance use disorders. It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 25, at the AACAP's 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Half of American secondary school students have tried an illegal drug by the time they reach high school graduation, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Monitoring the Future Study. Although not all young people who try drugs will develop addictions, thousands do struggle with substance abuse disorders that cause severe problems at school, work, home, and with friends.
Even though many of these young people also have psychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, and attentional disorders, many health care providers are at a loss when treating them. The Institute will present proven prevention methods and will also emphasize protective factors. The program will explore:
- Neurobiological Issues in Substance Use Disorders by Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA
- An Overview of Adolescent Substance Use: Epidemiology, Risk, and Protective Factors by Alessandra N. Kazura, M.D.
- Practice Parameter/Assessment (Including Random Drug Tests and Appropriate Treatment Settings) by Oscar Bukstein, M.D., M.P.H.
- Specific Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Alcohol, Nicotine, and Marijuana by Himanshu Upadyaya, MBBS, M.S.
- Specific Issues in the Assessment of Opiates, Club Drugs, Stimulants, and Inhalants by Christian J. Hopfer, M.D.
- Psychosocial Treatments CBT/MET/CM/Family Therapy by Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D.
- Comorbidity and Treatment by Paula Riggs, M.D.
- Psychopharmacology by Catherine Martin, M.D.
If you are interested in attending the program and are a member of the media, please contact Erin Baker at email@example.com. Others may register for the meeting at www.aacap.org.
The AACAP Annual Meeting Press Room will be located in the Chicago Room of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. Press Room hours are Tuesday, October 24-Friday, October 27, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 8:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting is open to members of the media and credentialed public relations staff of nonprofit, allied mental health organizations.