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

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A national assessment of 600 youth, ages 13-18, conducted in January 2021 found that 78% of youth felt the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress for them and their family and 69% reported increased feelings of loneliness. Nearly a quarter of the respondents reported that accessing substances was easy or very easy during the pandemic. These impacts are not limited to the time of the current public health crisis/pandemic but will go beyond and will affect the behavioral health of today’s youth for years to come.

Join the National Council and Thomas E. Freese, PhD, co-director for both the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs & the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, for “An Exploration of Substance Use Fundamentals & Youth Perspective on the Impacts of COVID-19” on Thursday, April 29th from 3:00-4:30pm ET to learn more about the effects of the pandemic on youth and why it is more important than ever to understand youth substance use.