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The most common focus when people discuss substance use is the impact it has on infants and adults, despite evidence of the impact adolescent substance use has on adults, and the increasing number of adolescents who meet diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder. This presentation will focus on the neurobiological effects of opioid use in adolescents, as well as primary prevention, secondary prevention and treatment options. The presentation was recorded at the Effective Pediatric Pain Management and End of Life Care conference on March 6, 2021.
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
- Explain what part of the brain develops during adolescence and how that relates to substance use.
- Describe how to screen for and intervene with teens that report non- medical opioid use.
- Discuss the importance of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders.
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Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
This activity meets the requirements for 0.5 Risk Management Credits as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Boston Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
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The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients:
Sharon Levy, MD, MPH: Consultant-Orexo