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Contact Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

  • 617-355-2727
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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ASAP staff members participate in a variety of research projects regarding adolescent substance use, and eligible ASAP patients are invited to participate in a variety of on going trials. Some of our research findings and clinical reports to date include: 

  • Screening practices used by physicians practicing in Massachusetts to identify adolescent substance
  • Acceptability of drug testing to adolescents in treatment for a substance use disorder
  • Therapeutic impact of positive feedback from a parent in response to a negative drug test for adolescents with substance use disorders
  • Desensitization for patients allergic to opioid replacement medications
  • Adolescent-specific issues regarding opioid replacement therapy
  • Relationship between substance use and high risk sexual behaviors
  • The association between ADHD and substance use disorders

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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