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Primer in Adolescent Addiction Medicine

For your adolescent and young adult patients who use alcohol and drugs, the most appropriate interventions, treatments and referral pathways must take into account the risk levels associated with the patient’s substance use. This program offers practical screening tools and methods, and helps develop skills for the complexities of this care within a comprehensive primary care practice.

Learning Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and incorporate into practice screening tools for adolescent and youth alcohol and substance use.
  • Provide brief interventions for addressing low and higher risk alcohol and drug use
  • Identify and translate into practice pharmacotherapy interventions appropriate to primary care.
  • Identify treatment and referral pathways for youth with alcohol and drug use issues


This three-credits-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9.0 Mainpro+® credits.

Registration Details

Participants must complete all pre- and post-course activities and attend the full workshop to receive the full Group Learning credits for the program.

By-Request Pricing

Cost: $4,500 + HST and speaker expenses

Contact CPD to Request a Workshop