This session will explore evidence demonstrating how addiction can be considered a pediatric disease as well as treatment currently provided to adolescent patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Survey data on substance use and overdose death rates among youth will be reviewed. The session will also cover Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for Adolescents, use of telehealth visits, as well as special developmental, ethical, and legal issues.
The Poison Control Center’s Opioid Assistance Resource (OAR) line is organizing a 4-part virtual webinar series focusing on prescribing, family and pediatric approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) care, and the landscape of substance and opioid treatment in Philadelphia. This series is part of the OAR Line collection with support from the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s Substance Use Response Guidance and Education (SURGE) program.
- Discuss clinical and social outcomes of the opioid epidemic that impact adolescent medicine.
- Identify Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) available to adolescent patients.
This seminar focuses on poison control and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Adolescent Opioid Use Disorder: Session 2 of 4,” on September 28, 2022. To view the other sessions from this 4-part series, please access these links below:
- The Pediatric Impact of the Opioid Crisis: Session 1
- Buprenorphine Induction Beyond the Basics: Session 3
- A Resources Roadmap to Recovery in the Greater Philadelphia Area: Session 4
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