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Emerging Teen Drug Trends and Treatment Options

Did You Know? The abuse of prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin remains steady among teens, while a declining number of teenagers see this as a problem.* Today, drugs like synthetic marijuana and so-called "bath salts" are popular among teens, and overdoses from heroin are on the rise in communities throughout Illinois.

*National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Emerging Trends," August, 2015

What You Will Learn

  • Why teens engage in substance abuse and the warning signs to watch for.
  • An understanding of new and popular drugs among teens and why they're dangerous.
  • The impact of drug use on teenagers' brains, health, learning abilities and emotional maturity.
  • How to talk to kids about substance abuse.

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Meet the Trainers

Gaia Cosgrove McVey, MS, LCPC
Adolescent Program Clinical Supervisor
Gateway Carbondale

Gaia is an Adolescent Program Clinical Supervisor at Gateway's Carbondale facility, overseeing the Boy's Residential Program for ages 12 to 20. Gaia has worked as a Chemical Dependency Technician, counselor and supervisor since joining Gateway in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Rachel Ott, CADC
Adult & Adolescent Program Clinical Supervisor
Gateway Carbondale

Rachel oversees the Women's and Girl's Residential Programs at Gateway's Carbondale facility. Rachel has worked as a Chemical Dependency Technician, counselor and supervisor since joining Gateway in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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