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 Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at Boston Children's Hospital was created as a national research center committed to reducing substance abuse and related disorders in children and adolescents.
For more information on our Center, we encourage you to visit our website.