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In this episode Eri Solomon, a harm reduction advocate in recovery for substance use disorder, talks about why pediatricians should use empathy and compassion when treating patients who use substances. Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, also joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with tips for counseling teens about fentanyl and the importance of naloxone.



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Scott E. Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP


Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, is the Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He holds triple board certification in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Hadland's clinical and research interests focus on adolescent and young adult substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and on improving care for youth and families affected by substance use. He is a member of the editorial board of Pediatrics and was the 2020 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award in Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hadland’s research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Heart Association, among other foundations.

Eri Solomon


Eri Solomon (they/them/theirs) is a harm reduction advocate and service provider residing in Boston, Mass. Their professional background is in community organizing, social justice education, and human services. They live with their best friend and two feline companions, Bug and Ringo.


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Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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