Adolescent Addiction (July/August)

Date of Issue: 07/01/2018 | Volume: 6 | Number: 5

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

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In This Issue


Adolescents With ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: A Primer

Topics: Addiction | ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Registered Articles | Substance Abuse

You are evaluating a 16-year-old boy referred for mandated substance use treatment by his high school, where he was found drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis with a friend in the restroom.

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Expert Q&A

Talking to Parents and Adolescent Patients About Substance Use

Topics: Addiction | Child Psychiatry | Practice Tools and Tips | Substance Abuse

Since they already often seem two steps ahead of us, with adolescents it can be really helpful to use direct routes. Be very specific in your questions. For example, don’t just ask, “Do you smoke?” Ask, “Are you using any nicotine products? What are you using in your vape?”

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Research Update

Can Computerized Interventions Reduce Cannabis Use?

Topics: Research Update | Substance Abuse

As medical and recreational marijuana become legalized in more states, more emphasis is being placed on treatment of those with cannabis use disorders. But with our clinics already at capacity, how can we find the most efficient way of providing therapy?

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Research Update

Substance Use Disorders Are Under-Recognized in Patients With Diabetes

Topics: Research Update

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a common condition with high treatment costs and significant morbidity and mortality. In 2015, an estimated 30.2 million American adults had T2D. Diabetes can be comorbid with other behavioral health disorders (BHDs), and this can lead to additional costs and increased morbidity and mortality risk.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Adolescent Addiction, CATR July/August 2018

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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