A Multitiered Approach to Support Adolescent Substance Use Disorder

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. better understand how to implement a multitiered system of supports to address adolescent substance use disorder.
  2. identify the role of a school psychologist at each level of prevention and intervention for adolescent substance use.
  3. gain familiarity with current research-based programming to address adolescent substance use in schools.


Substance use disorders can lead to adverse outcomes for students, both short- and long-term. Adolescents spend a significant amount of time in school, positioning school psychologists to assist in supporting at-risk students and those with a substance use disorder. A review of current, peer-reviewed literature indicates that there are many preventive and intervening programs schools can implement to support these students. This presentation examines the various interventions using a multitiered system of supports model.



Rachel M. Wiegand, Chapman University
Haonan Quan, Chapman University
Jasmine R. Romero, Chapman University

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