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Medical professionals can provide essential guidance on substance abuse prevention and teen addiction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do medical professionals interact with kids on substance abuse issues?

Physicians will often inquire about substance abuse while examining a teen at a regular checkup. They check for signs and symptoms of drug abuse, especially if a parent has expressed concern ahead of time. Sometimes, they'll explain the health risks associated with substance abuse as part of a routine checkup. They can also provide treatment options and resources to kids.

How do medical professionals interact with parents on substance abuse issues?

Physicians can provide substance abuse resources to parents, help them learn about risks, signs and symptoms of a drug issue and sometimes give related insight to parents about their kids after a medical examination.