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Contact Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

  • 617-355-2727
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Locations

As a recognized leader in the diagnosis and management of adolescent substance use disorders, ASAP has hosted trainees and visitors from around the world, including China, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, New Zealand and Singapore. Our team consists of rotating trainees in child psychiatry, adolescent medicine, addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry, all of whom bring their unique perspective to our multi-disciplinary team conferences.

Our staff has also been awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to train pediatricians and design a national curriculum on identifying and managing adolescent substance use in the medical setting.

ASAP team members have contributed to textbooks and national guidelines on adolescent substance use, including:

  • Opioid Use by Adolescents. Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2010 Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.  
  • Screening and Brief Intervention for Adolescent Substance Abuse in the General Office Setting.  In Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment 2011.  Washington, DC.  American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.  Chapter 3.
  • Treatment Options.  In Textbook of Adolescent Health Care.  American Academy of Pediatrics.  June 2011.
  • Substance Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention for the Pediatric Gynecologist.  Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Chapter 17, in press.
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