OAR Webinar Series #2: Adolescent Opioid Use Disorder

The Poison Control Center’s Opioid Assistance Resource (OAR) organized a 4-part virtual webinar series focusing on prescribing, family and pediatric approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) care, and the landscape of substance and opioid treatment in Philadelphia.

This series is part of the OAR collection with support from the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Substance Use Response Guidance and Education (SURGE) program

This session explored evidence demonstrating how addiction can be considered a pediatric disease as well as treatment currently provided to adolescent patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Survey data on substance use and overdose death rates among youth was reviewed along with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for Adolescents, use of telehealth visits, as well as special developmental, ethical, and legal issues.

Presenter: Dr. Krishna White, MD, MPH 

Dr. White is an Attending Physician of Adolescent & Addiction Medicine, the Interim Medical Director for Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinical Operations, and the Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services for the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

The Poison Control Center at CHOP’s Opioid Assistance Resource: The Poison Control Center at CHOP provides Philadelphia’s medical community with Opioid Assistance Resource support via our 24/7 phone line: 800-222-1222. OAR is here to help you with managing opioid toxicity and initiating buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder.

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Presented by: Dr. Krishna White, MD, MPH