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Review
. 2016 Sep;138(3):e20161893.
doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1893. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Adolescents With Opioid Use Disorders

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Medication-Assisted Treatment of Adolescents With Opioid Use Disorders

COMMITTEE ON SUBSTANCE USE AND PREVENTION. Pediatrics. .
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Abstract

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.

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