Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Release Date: March 2014
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Children and Adolescents without a Substance Use Disorder|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug or nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. This recommendation applies to children and adolescents who have not already been diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Related Information for Consumers
- Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use In Children and Adolescents - Consumer Fact Sheet on Final USPSTF Recommendation (2014)
- USPSTF: Focus on Children & Adolescents Webpage
- Information to share with your patient on Talking to Kids about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs from www.healthfinder.gov
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.