Growing Up Sober: A Developmental Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

This webinar will examine the differences in cognitive, moral, physical and social development for early and late  adolescents and young adults. By exploring the developmental differences, we can tailor treatment programs to give these clients the best opportunity for lasting recovery.

This webinar will also address the influences of family and peer groups on the recovery process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the developmental differences between early and late adolescence and young adults.
  • Review the components of a successful substance abuse treatment program.
  • Compare the program differences between early and late adolescence.
  • Examine the roles that family and peer groups play in the recovery of adolescents.
About the Speaker(s):

Thomas Wright, MD
Chief Medical Officer/
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Rosecrance Health Network

Dr. Thomas Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field. Dr. Wright is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford. Dr. Wright is a regular conference presenter and has been recognized as a medical educator and leader in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He joined Rosecrance in 2005.