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Nearly 4 of every 100 adolescents age 12-17 in our region had a substance use disorder in 2017, yet only 39% of these individuals received treatment for misuse of alcohol or illicit drugs that year. In many schools, only those students who find themselves in legal or school disciplinary trouble for substance misuse, or who request help, receive treatment referrals. The need to establish contact with students struggling with substance use problems, but who have remained “below the radar,” remains largely unmet, particularly in BFA Fairfax (Vermont), where the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) position was vacated in early 2019 when grant funding expired.
NOTCH Health Center, St Albans, Vermont
Vermont, adolescent, alcohol misuse, drug misuse, substance abuse treatment
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Lacayo, Adam MPH, "Treatment Referrals for Substance Use Disorders at BFA Fairfax (Vermont)" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 512.