Description: Early intervention (EI) strategies seek to identify youth who are at risk for substance use and misuse and to stop, or reduce, use before it escalates. Research indicates that early intervention can reduce youth substance use, misuse, and related problems before more severe conditions occur (National Academy of Sciences, 2015). Yet, early intervention has received less focus than other parts of the substance use continuum. This training aims to introduce participants to a new early intervention resource guide developed by NASADAD with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Upon completing this training, participants will have a better understanding of:
- The need for more early intervention programs for adolescents and transitional-aged youth.
- The national landscape of early intervention programs and services.
- Detailed examples of early intervention programs in three states.
- How to use the “Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse” Resource Guide to develop local EI programs and services.