Kratom, Cannabis & Kids: Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Adolescence is a time of exploring and risk taking. Many teenagers experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and now kratom due to increased availability in our communities. We will explore the consequences of acute intoxication, the combining of substances for euphoric and synergistic effects, and adolescence developmental implications.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.0 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: substance use, adolescent, addiction

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • State the incidence and potential outcomes of substance use in adolescence.
  • Identify developmental implications associated with marijuana, cannabinoid products and kratom (an opioid) exposures.
  • Describe the adverse outcomes linked to marijuana and kratom use by youth and treatment options available.
Course summary
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Lisa M. Clark, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
Certified as a Pediatric 

Susan Katz, DNP, PNP, CPSTI
Certified as a Pediatric 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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