Few Young People Get Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioids

Although the United States is going through an opioid crisis, too few pediatricians and family doctors are trained in how to appropriately address and treat opioid addiction. Treating teenagers can be difficult enough, but those addicted to such volatile substances can become an even bigger danger to themselves and others if they aren’t getting to right help to come off the drugs. Continue reading “Few Young People Get Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioids” »

Teen Drug Addiction Treatment

When a teen is abusing substances, there are a number of consequences present above and beyond those that would be present for an adult. This is because of the unique, significant brain development that occurs during these years, not to mention the hormonal development which includes neurotransmitters, with are essential to healthy brain function and growth. Because of this, it’s important to recognize as early as possible when a teen is struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction, and to seek help as early as possible.

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