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March 29, 2023

Defining, Identifying and Managing Risky Substance Use

All substance use comes with inherent risk including the potential for harms and consequences of varying severity. Although resources are often focused on the smaller number of people who need treatment services, many more individuals exhibit risky or harmful use that would benefit from early intervention and education to prevent their substance use from becoming a problem. This presentation will define risky substance use and introduce strategies for identifying individuals at risk.

Presenter: Jamey Lister, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work; Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T; New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Irving Medical Center