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Expanding the Scope and Reach of Adolescent Substance Use Early Intervention Research

This study explores the enduring impact of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) delivered in pediatric primary care, on young adults. We will examine substance use, mental health and medical outcomes, and health services utilization and cost over 7 years in a sample of young adults who had access to SBIRT services as part of a pragmatic, randomized trial of adolescent SBIRT originally funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A separate aim of this project involves collecting and analyzing focus group data from parents and clinicians to develop compelling strategies and usable formats for disseminating findings a study which developed machine learning models to predict the development of adolescent substance-use disorders.

Investigator: Sterling, Stacy

Funder: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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