Brief screening tool measured substance abuse among adolescents

  • July 30, 2014

An electronic screening tool to assess the frequency of substance misuse among adolescents visiting a physician for routine medical care appears to be effective, according to recent study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, of the division of developmental medicine, adolescent substance abuse program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues evaluated 213 adolescents (females) aged 12 to 17 years using an electronic Screening to Brief Intervention (S2BI) to determine substance use among participants.

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