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PEDIATRIC CLINICAL TOOL: Addiction
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1. What are the three most important things you have learned when treating pediatric
populations with this disorder?
Pediatric Treatment Reference
Jennie Stormes,
PEDIATRIC CLINICAL TOOL: Addiction
Child Adolescent (Ok to
type “same as
child” if
appropriate)
Notable differences from
adults (if applicable)
Description of the
Disorder in Pediatric
Populations
Little data on pre-
adolescent substance
abuse was found. The
majority of the data
surrounding alcohol
and substance abuse
was conducted between
children/adolescents in
grades 9 $– 12 $(CDC,
th th
2018). The safety and
efficacy of medications
used on this population
to treat substance abuse
are low.
Statistics of substance
abuse use by 8th$grade:
·$$$$$$ 41% had tried
alcohol
·$$$$$$ 50% had tried
cigarettes
·$$$$$$ 17% had tried
The prevalence of
substance use in
the United States
is as follows:
Alcohol abuse:
·$$$$$$ Age 13-14 =
1.3%
·$$$$$$ Age 17-18 =
15.1%
Note 47% of teens
aged 15-16 report
trying alcohol
Cannabis abuse:
·$$$$$$ Age 17-18 =
19.6%
Other drugs:
Addiction can include
many things, in addition to
substance abuse, drug use,
prescription drugs, or
alcohol.$(Stahl, 2013).
Addiction can include
video games/online, sex
addiction, pornography,
gambling, nicotine,
shopping, food addiction,
and more.$ Addiction is
the compulsive desire to
do something despite the
negative
consequences$(Stahl,
2013).$ Without the
parental controls, adults
have more latitude to
engage in the compulsive
behaviors and negative life
choices.
In adults, addiction is
marijuana
·$$$$$$ 12% had tried
other illicit drugs
$$$$$ (Luengo et al.,
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