Key Resources

Substance Use and Prevention

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Key Resources

Policy Statement: Medication-Assisted Treatment of Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorder (2016)

Clinical Report: Families Affected By Parental Substance Use (2016)

Policy Statement: Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (2016)

Clinical Report: Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (2016)

Clinical Report: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (2015)

Clinical Report: Binge Drinking (2015)

​Policy Statement: Adolescent Drug Testing Policies in Schools (2015)

Technical Report: Adolescent Drug Testing Policies in Schools (2015)

Policy Statement: The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update (2015)

Technical Report: The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update (2015)

Clinical Report: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Abuse (2014)

Clinical Report: Testing for Drugs of Abuse in Children and Adolescents (2014)

CME Course: Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse—Being Part of the Solution
This free course is aimed at helping clinicians, discuss, identify, and address substance use and prescription medication misuse with adolescent patients. The course is presented in 2 parts, features videos with clinician insights, and covers topics ranging from discussing confidentiality, to opioid prescribing, to the importance of early intervention.

CRAFFT (Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble) Screening Questionnaires

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide
Produced in collaboration with the AAP, this guide from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism helps health professionals identify children and teenagers age 9 to 18 who are at risk for alcohol-related problems, provide brief counseling, and refer them to treatment resources if indicated. The guide includes a 2-question risk assessment as well as links to resources for motivational interviewing.

This guide offers information about each component of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment as well as the importance of addressing adolescent substance use, including alcohol. This new resource supports AAP recommendations to use a validated screening tool at each visit, offer brief intervention tailored to the screening results, and refer patients to treatment when necessary.


Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care

  • Cluster Guidance on Substance Use and Abuse
  • Substance Use/Abuse Coding Fact Sheet
  • Child and Adolescent Substance Use Fact Sheet
  • Discussing Substance Use
  • Child and Adolescent Substance Use Fact Sheet
  • Symptoms and Signs Suggestive of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns
  • Handouts for Families

HealthyChildren.org
Features artciles on substance use written for parents and caregivers.
Also available in Spanish.

AAP Bookstore Brochures

  • Alcohol: Your Child and Drugs

  • Inhalant Abuse: Your Child and Drugs

  • Steroids: Play Safe, Play Fair

  • Testing Your Teen for Illicit Drugs: Information for Parents

  • The Risks of Tobacco Use Brochure

  • Tobacco: Straight Talk for Teens

  • AAP Notecards Pack of 20 Anti-Smoking

The Medication Abuse Project
Launched in 2012 by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, The Medicine Abuse Project aims to curb the abuse of medicine. The campaign key constituents, including parents, health care professionals, educators and community leaders, enabling them to play a role in ending the epidemic of medicine abuse. The Web site houses a suite of comprehensive resources tailored to each of these groups to help them learn about and address the problem.​

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