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S22-105 Adolescents and Substance Use Disorder

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Shannon Garrett, LMSW, LCADC
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



Our kids are in trouble. We are seeing a dizzying increase in the presence of adolescents suffering from mental health disorders. Too often, adolescents are turning to substances to manage untreated mental health disorders and the stressors of growing up. Social Workers need to be prepared for the adolescent presenting with co-occurring disorders. This workshop will equip you with some basic knowledge to assess, diagnose and engage adolescents presenting with a substance use disorder. We will discuss SUD specific assessment questions that provide the answers needed for diagnosis. Evidenced based treatment approaches that assist in the engagement of adolescents will be presented.  The DSM V diagnostic criteria for SUD will be reviewed and discussed with the adolescent in mind. Substance use treatment referral will be presented, taking into consideration the ASAM criteria levels of care.


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Mr. Shannon Garrett is a licensed social worker and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. He graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 1997 and continued to be involved with the university as a field instructor for 18 years. He did his undergraduate internship in 1992 at Mountain Manor Treatment Center in Baltimore, MD and was hired on as a substance abuse counselor. He was employed at Mountain Manor for over 21 years where he envisioned and assisted in the implementation of a co-occurring continuum of care model for adolescents, young adults, and their families. Shannon has been the clinical coordinator for several NIDA, CSAT, CTN and SAMHSA research studies and is a Master Trainer with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Shannon served as the Program Director for Austin Addiction and Mental Health Center from 2019 to 2021. He is currently a Therapist and Outreach Coordinator for Congruent Counseling Services and Integrative Counseling. Shannon is a husband, a father and has been in recovery since 4-4-1985.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe barriers to engagement with a SUD population and recommend the use of an MI style and spirit to assist with engagement.
  •  Use assessment skills that will assist in the identification of SUD in adolescents.
  • Identify the DSM V criteria for SUD as related to adults and adolescents.
  • List SUD referrals based on assessment and diagnosis (Maryland Specific)
  • Locate ASAM criteria level of care placement and barriers that exist to treatment for adolescents.
  • Use of basic Motivational Interviewing skills and Stages of Change to assist in engaging adolescents in SUD treatment.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after June 30, 2022 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


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Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive 3 continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

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