Podcast: Teen Substance Use and Addiction

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Jonathan Avery, M.D. reviews what parents should know about teen substance use and addiction. He discusses new developments and statistics, since his previous episode on "Teen Vaping and the Impact of Vaping on Public Health. " He also highlights the increase in teen depression and suicide rates and the correlation with addiction, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. He also goes over his recent appointment as the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry, and the services offered at the Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction.

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