Substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for pediatricians

Sharon J.L. Levy, Patricia K. Kokotailo, Janet F. Williams, Seth D. Ammerman, Tammy H. Sims, Vincent C. Smith, Martha J. Wunsch, Deborah Simkin, Karen Smith, Mark Del Monte

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Abstract

As a component of comprehensive pediatric care, adolescents should receive appropriate guidance regarding substance use during routine clinical care. This statement addresses practitioner challenges posed by the spectrum of pediatric substance use and presents an algorithm-based approach to augment the pediatrician's confidence and abilities related to substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in the primary care setting. Adolescents with addictions should be managed collaboratively (or comanaged) with child and adolescent mental health or addiction specialists. This statement reviews recommended referral guidelines that are based on established patient-treatment-matching criteria and the risk level for substance abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1330-e1340
JournalPediatrics
Volume128
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • SBIRT
  • Screening
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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