Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Standard Treatment Medication – Associated Press

Scott Hadland, MD, physician at Boston Medical Center, discusses the findings of his just-published study showing that only a minority of 13- to 25-year-olds with an opioid use disorder are prescribed a medication to treat their addiction. “If you have a child struggling with opioid addiction,” he says, “understand that there are medications that support and sustain recovery.”

Read the AP article here, and see the full study in JAMA Pediatrics.