Medication-assisted treatment of adolescents with opioid use disorders

Committee on substance use and prevention

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Opioid use disorder is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among US youth. Effective treatments, both medications and substance use disorder counseling, are available but underused, and access to developmentally appropriate treatment is severely restricted for adolescents and young adults. Resources to disseminate available therapies and to develop new treatments specifically for this age group are needed to save and improve lives of youth with opioid addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20161893
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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