Substance Use in Children and Adolescents (September/October)

Date of Issue: 09/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 6 & 7

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Substance abuse is ubiquitous in child and adolescent psychiatric practice and this double issue helps child psychiatrists assess and manage substance use disorders in teens. Three Q&As discuss the impact of cannabis, its interaction with depression, and cannabis withdrawal in teens.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Child Psychiatry

This issue will help you assess and manage substance use disorders in teens. It features interviews with cutting-edge people. The issue also discusses assessment, treatment planning, and prevention for children and teens at risk for suicide.

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Clinical Update

Growing Rate of Suicide in Teens: Assessment and Prevention

Topics: adolescents | Assessment | Risk | teens | Treatment planning

Teen suicidality is rising and child psychiatrists need support in knowing how to address suicidality in everyday practice. In this lead article we discuss office assessment, treatment, planning, and prevention for at risk children and teens. For reference we also include the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions Toolkit Questionnaire as well as a table presenting some of the evidence-based approaches for suicide screening.

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Expert Q&A

Outpatient Management of Opioid Addiction

Topics: Cannabis | Depression | Existing marijuana | Potency | Substance Use Disorder | Weed | Withdrawal

The opioid crisis demands that child psychiatrists understand more about outpatient treatment in adolescents as more of us are asked to participate in assessment and treatment planning for this population. In this QA, we discuss some of the well-laid-out approaches for child psychiatrists to manage opioid treatment within the child or teen’s community.

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Expert Q&A

Assessing and Treating Cannabis Use Disorder

Topics: Cannabis | Depression | Marijuana | Potency | Substance Use Disorder | Weed | Withdrawal

Child psychiatrists are grappling with the problem of pervasive use of marijuana in an age where legalization of use for adults has led to even greater use in teens. In this QA, we discuss the impact of cannabis, its interaction with depression, and the conundrum of cannabis withdrawal so that child psychiatrists can gain tools for addressing marijuana use and addiction in their outpatient practice.

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Expert Q&A

Motivational Interviewing With Teens About Weed

Topics: Cannabis | Marijuana | Motivational Interviewing | Outpatient | Primary care | Substance use disorders | teens | Weed

Child psychiatrists can learn and use motivational interviewing to help teens across a range of substance use disorders. In this QA we cover the efficacy, training and implementation of outpatient motivational interviewing for marijuana and other substance use with teens.

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Research Update

Update: Is Watching 13 Reasons Why Bad for Teens?

Topics: Bullying | Contagion | Media | Prevention | Research Update | Risk | Suicidality | Suicide | teens

In the March/April 2019 issue we unpacked a study on the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which portrayed the bullying and suicide of a teenager. Although the program increased awareness of these issues, some clinicians argued that it glamorized suicide and would be detrimental to vulnerable viewers. In this issue we cover a follow up study examining the potential impact of the series on the suicide rate in teens.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Substance Use in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, September/October 2019

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 2 CME credits.

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