➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication
Associated Press – June 19, 2017
A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance. The research suggests that doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth in the opioid addiction epidemic. The study was published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
Information Gateway resource: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Youth: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/bhw/treatment/youth/