Talking to Parents and Adolescent Patients About Substance Use
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 5, July 2018
Joanna Quigley, MD
Associate medical director for Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Quigley has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
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?”