Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Release Date: March 2014
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
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.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.