Young people's addictions treatment

Pharmacological Interventions
In programme
Friday, 25 October, 2019 - 10:45 to 12:15
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We will be covering some of the key practice skills which are described in more detail in the publication: Judge, D. and Mellen, L. (in press). Pharmacological interventions. In (Eds) Crome, I.B. and Williams, R. Substance misuse and young people - critical issues. Routledge London.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the principles of pharmacological interventions in relation to substance misusing patterns of young people
  • Understanding how pharmacotherapy differs between adults and young people
  • Creating a framework to structure services offering pharmacological interventions
  • Understanding the application of multi-systemic approaches which integrate pharmacological and psycho-social interventions
  • To be clear about applied governance and the requirements of a treatment plan to ensure safer prescribing
  • Integrating effective interventions – collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams and multi-agency networks





  • Plenary session
  • Poster session
  • Big debate
  • Structured session
  • Workshop
  • Oral presentation session
  • Short communication session
  • Poster guided tour