In celebration of the 100th episode of the Primary Care Perspectives podcast, Dr. Katie Lockwood welcomes a special guest, author Jessica Lahey, to discuss her most recent book, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.” Lahey, whose perspective is informed by her own recovery from alcohol addiction and her experiences as a writing teacher and parent, writes for The New York Times and The Washington Post and is the author of the bestseller “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn How to Let Go So Their Kids Can Succeed,” from 2015. Here she shares insight on topics including: countering myths about drinking and drugs (such as “everyone does it”); the gateway hypothesis; how pediatricians can be an ally for parents and teenagers in decision-making around alcohol and drugs; the AAP guidelines for substance abuse in youth; tips for effective discussions with teenagers; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on April 6, 2021.
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