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The Good, the Bad, and Recovery: Adolescents Describe the Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Peer Groups

About the Course

The Alternative Peer Group (APG) is an adolescent recovery support model that incorporates pro-recovery peers and sober social activities into standard continuing care practices. The study presented here is a secondary analysis aimed at understanding adolescent alternative peer group participants perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of APGs for supporting their recovery from a substance use disorder.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Good, the Bad, and Recovery: Adolescents Describe the Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Peer Groups created by Nina ZY Smith, PhD. MPH. et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 2020, Volume 14: 1–9 Feb 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Nina ZY Smith, PhD. MPH
Dr. Smith is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on health services and substance abuse. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.
Pablo J Vasquez, PhD(c), MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Pablo is a PhD student at UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing (CSON) in Houston, TX. This is his first work to be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Course Creator

Hana Kuc, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Hana Kuc is a Licensed Mental Heath counselor and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor who has been working in the field for 13 years. In that time she has worked as a counselor, therapist, educator and director. Hana has specialized in working with clients on medication assisted treatment, who are in recovery from opiates, and are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe purpose and benefits of adolescent alternative peer groups, as well as existing research.
  2. Outline study methods, results and conclusions.
  3. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages and significant factors of alternative peer groups.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Hana Kuc, LMHC, NCC, CASAC

No relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103385
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