An Exploration of Substance Use Fundamentals and Youth Perspective on the Impacts of COVID-19

In a national assessment of 600 youth (ages 13-18) conducted in January 2021, nearly a quarter of the respondents reported that accessing substances was easy or very easy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear Thomas E. Freese, PhD, co-director for the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, address the effects of the pandemic on youth and why it is more important than ever to understand youth substance use. Join us on Thursday, April 29, from 3-4:40 p.m. ET, as will explore preliminary data from the assessment, review various substances and discuss the associated impact of the psychoactive substances most commonly used by youth.