Discourage teenagers from engaging in risky behaviors such as drug, tobacco and alcohol use in a meaningful way.
American Society of Addiction Medicine recognizes addiction as a chronic brain disorder and advises clinicians to approach treatment similar to other chronic illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes.
Injection drug use the most common risk factor among adolescents and young adults with HCV infection.
Carcinogens enter smokers’ bloodstream in minutes.
Physician assistant solves patient’s problem with nontraditional treatment.