Author | Timothy E Wilens, MD

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Transitional-aged youth and substance use: Teenaged addicts come of age

November 01, 2013

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Adolescents evolve from child to young adult without the maturity of adulthood to help them navigate the transition, particularly when it comes to the perils of substance use and addiction. Pediatricians who care for transitional-aged youth with substance use disorders have new paradigms that have shown promise for treating addiction and its accompanying comorbidities and for sustaining recovery over time.