March 17, 2022 | Upswing Partners
Rise Recovery (San Antonio, Texas) provides substance use interventions across six public school districts and with San Antonio's first ever recovery high school: Rise Inspire Academy.
Rise attribute the success of its efforts to a model that engages peers as catalysts for change.
The above presentation explores the following topics:
a) The pitfalls of a "just say no" school culture and how to change it;
b) the teenage brain on "socially acceptable" substances, and
c) building a youth alternative peer group to engage a recovery revolution.
Listeners will learn how substances impact adolescent brains and learn tools to intervene with youth who are already engaged in substances.
Data on Substance Use During the Pandemic:
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