Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry focuses on the specialized field of diagnosing and treating substance use disorders in young individuals, tailoring interventions to their unique developmental needs. It encompasses a wide range of strategies and therapies aimed at promoting recovery and preventing long-term addiction-related issues in the pediatric and adolescent populations. Recent research in Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry has highlighted the significance of early intervention and prevention strategies to address substance use disorders in this vulnerable population. Additionally, advancements in technology, such as telehealth and mobile apps, have shown promise in enhancing accessibility and engagement in addiction treatment for children and adolescents. This session on Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry will focus on addressing substance use challenges in youth and effective treatment strategies, including the crucial role of family support.