Testing for drugs of abuse in children and adolescents.

  title={Testing for drugs of abuse in children and adolescents.},
  author={Sharon Levy and Seth D Ammerman and P. K. Blakely Gonzalez and Sheryl A. Ryan and Lorena M. Siqueira and Vincent C. Smith},
  volume={133 6},
Drug testing is often used as part of an assessment for substance use in children and adolescents. However, the indications for drug testing and guidance on how to use this procedure effectively are not clear. The complexity and invasiveness of the procedure and limitations to the information derived from drug testing all affect its utility. The objective of this clinical report is to provide guidance to pediatricians and other clinicians on the efficacy and efficient use of drug testing on the… CONTINUE READING
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