Substance Use Education: A Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding Substance Use Signs and Issues

  • The goal of this pamphlet is to arm attorneys to advise parents, teachers, and other juvenile and child welfare advocates with basic tools for identifying, verifying, and then addressing substance use problems. It is important to keep in mind, however, that every situation presents a unique set of circumstances and ultimately requires a unique, customized intervention plan. As lawyers may play a part in developing that plan, they must be aware of treatment professionals, providers, and other resources in addiction recovery. The advice in this guide is simply a starting point.

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Substance Use Education: A Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding Substance Use Signs and Issues

  • The goal of this pamphlet is to arm attorneys to advise parents, teachers, and other juvenile and child welfare advocates with basic tools for identifying, verifying, and then addressing substance use problems. It is important to keep in mind, however, that every situation presents a unique set of circumstances and ultimately requires a unique, customized intervention plan. As lawyers may play a part in developing that plan, they must be aware of treatment professionals, providers, and other resources in addiction recovery. The advice in this guide is simply a starting point.

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