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.
CATALYST Program Director and Project ECHO Hub expert Sarah Bagley, MD, talks to the Boston Globe about treating adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders at Boston Medical Center’s CATALYST youth clinic. “Our clinic offers wrap-around care that includes treating the issues that go beyond addiction,” she says. Read the full story here.