Presenter(s): Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and Chair, AAP Committee on Substance Abuse
About the lecture: Dr. Sharon Levy conducted a Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture at the Primary Children’s Hospital. This event was sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Intermounts Primary Children’s Hospital, and the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Levy has evaluated and treated hundreds of adolescents with substance use disorders, and has taught national curricula and published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents, including screening and brief advice in primary care, the use of drug testing and the outpatient management of opioid dependent adolescents.
- Understand the neurobiology of opioid’s action on the brain.
- Discuss appropriate use of medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorders.
- Identify the role of parents and medical providers in prevention of opioid addiction.