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Chang, Derek C and Klimas, Jan and Wood, Evan and Fairbairn, Nadia . (2018) Medication-assisted treatment for youth with opioid use disorder: Current dilemmas and remaining questions. Taylor & Francis. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 44 (2)

URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00952...

The prevalence of risky opioid use, opioid use disorder, and related harms continue to rise among youth (adolescents and young adults age 15-25) in North America. With an increasing number of opioid overdoses, there remain significant barriers to care for youth with opioid use disorder, and there is an urgent need to expand evidence-based care for treatment of opioid use disorder among this population.

Based on the extensive literature on treatment of opioid use disorder among adults, medicated-assisted treatment is likely to be an important or even essential component of treatment of opioid use disorder for most youth. In this article, we outline the current dilemmas and questions regarding the use of medication-assisted treatment among youth with opioid use disorder and propose some potential solutions based on the current evidence.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method
Date:2018
Page Range:pp. 143-146
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:44
Number:2
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > United States

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