Essentials - Adolescent Substance Use- How to Recognize Screen and Communicate
Epidemiology and prevalence of drug use in young adults and teens and will include clinical pathways available for clinicians.
1. Understand what drugs are used
2. Accept data that outline frequency of use
3. Options available to parents and teens for treatment
Marla Kushner, DO, FACOFP, FASAM, FSAHM
Dr. Marla Kushner graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and completed an Adolescent/ Young Adult Medicine Fellowship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Rush-Pres St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago. After her fellowship Dr. Kushner began working with adolescent substance abuse facilities in Chicago and received certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a distinguished fellow of ASAM. She is a Diplomate in the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kushner received her fellowship in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in March 2013 and is currently the medical director for New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago and two high school-based health centers in Chicago. She has a family medicine practice with a focus on adolescent and addiction medicine.