Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders: how do they affect young people?
July 30, 2015: 2PM AEST
with Dr Cath Chapman
Did you know that…?
~ Co-occurring anxiety, depression and substance use disorders are among the leading causes of burden in people ages 15-24
~ There are some important differences among girls and boys in terms of which disorders co-occur and which set of problems develops first
~ Around the world, girls are catching up to boys in terms of alcohol and cannabis use
This webinar will present an update on research into co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among young people in Australia. It will ask: how many young people experience co-occurring mental and substance use disorders? What is the impact? And what are the implications for research, prevention and treatment? It will include a discussion of some recent trends in drug and alcohol use among young Australians, changing gender patterns across the world, and will raise some questions for future directions in research and prevention of mental and substance use disorders. This webinar will draw on the latest research to provide a big picture view of the changing landscape of mental and substance use disorders in Australia and what it means for young people.
Key Learning Objectives
Participants of this webinar will:
- Learn about patterns of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among young people in Australia
- Explore how these patterns are changing
- Discuss the implications for research, prevention and treatment