Adolescent Substance Use: Brief Interventions by Emergency Care Providers

  title={Adolescent Substance Use: Brief Interventions by Emergency Care Providers},
  author={P. Burke and Joanne O’Sullivan and B. L. Vaughan},
  journal={Pediatric Emergency Care},
Abstract: Use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs plays a major role in adolescent morbidity and mortality. When under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, adolescents are at increased risk for injuries, unprotected sex, or interpersonal violence. Alcohol and other drugs are major factors in adolescent deaths, contributing to motor vehicle crashes, homicides, and suicides. Adolescents tend to have shorter substance use histories therefore they often experience emergency/acute care health… Expand
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