Description: Virtual Presentation by Karen Boretsky, MD. & Sam Riega, MBA, RN. Objectives: Understand the problem of surgery as a gateway to persistent opioid use; Discuss why adolescents & young adults are uniquely susceptible to OUD; Discuss opioid sparing alternatives to opioid monotherapy; Discuss how adolescent brain development contributes to addictive vulnerability; Discuss illicit drug use in Grades 8 through 12; Discuss persistent use of opioids in pediatric patients following surgery.
Author(s): Karen Boretsky, Sam Riega
Title: Adolescents and Young Adults: Uniquely Susceptible to OUD. Part Four.
Series Title: Closing the Door on Surgery as a Gateway to Persistent Use of Opioids