Medication Assisted Treatment for Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorders

Practical Insights for Pediatric Settings
When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Harborview Medical Center R&T Building – Auditorium
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The opioid epidemic in Seattle & King County includes adolescent and young adults who account for an increasing number of treatment admissions and deaths. Addicted adults often start using as adolescents. In July 2018, the Pediatric Clinics at Harborview Medicine Center began offering office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) for their patients with four Suboxone-waivered pediatricians.

The panel discussion brings together local experts in substance abuse including clinicians, researchers, and community partners with a particular interest in adolescent and young adults. Speakers include:

  • Caleb Banta-Green PhD MPH MSW – Associate Professor, UW School of Public Health
  • Joseph Merrill MD MPH – Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine
  • Johnny Ohta – Chemical Dependency Counselor, UDYC and YouthCare OrionCenter
  • Grant Scull, MD – Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

Our goals for the 90-minute session are to:

  • Describe the role of office based opioid therapy for teens, in the context of the local response to the opioid epidemic;
  • Identify community partners and develop collaborative relationships in the treatment of opioid addiction; and
  • Discuss strategies to approach difficult cases and unique concerns for adolescents and young adults with opioid addiction.