Adolescence is a time of uncertainty, when young people are establishing their independence and discovering their place in the world. Because of the challenges posed by the cognitive and developmental changes that mark adolescence, treatment for adolescent substance use requires a distinctive approach. Understanding the role of the pediatrician in linking children and adolescents to clinical and behavioral health treatment, partnering with families, and linking to public health systems can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention.
Join us for the next webinar in our Meet the Partner series for a live discussion with Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program for Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in Pediatrics for Harvard Medical School. We will speak with Dr. Levy about how adolescent clinical services, research, and training reduce and prevent substance use disorders and related behaviors in children and adolescents.