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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (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 non-medical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. This recommendation applies to children and adolescents who have not already been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. This is an I statement, which means evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Final Update Summary: Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet]. 2016 Sep [cited 2017 Aug 7]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/drug-use-illicit-primary-care-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents?ds=1&s=substance use