In communities across Canada, substance use, mental health and co-occurring problems and disorders amongst youth are concerning, and often remain undetected. The related individual, family and community costs are high, yet the full extent of the situation is not known. A body of evidence identifying effective screening and intervention tools and approaches is emerging but gaps remain in implementation. The National Youth Screening Project aimed to enhance service provider capacity, increase early intervention opportunities and improve pathways to treatment for youth aged 12-24 years with substance use, and co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns (CD). This report summarizes the project, it’s findings and recommendations.

Published By: The National Youth Screening Project with financial contributions from Health Canada,,

Publication Date: October, 2013

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