Pediatricians Advised to Screen for Substance Abuse

Screening for substance abuse should be a routine part of all pediatric visits for adolescent patients, according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The paper details numerous screening and education tools, strategies and resources that healthcare providers can use to implement a substance-use screening brief intervention, and referral to treatment program.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/e1330.full