Young people are disproportionately affected by the current opioid epidemic, with catastrophic consequences for youth and their families. This presentation will provide an overview of central topics, including: prevention of progression to opioid use through treatment of other substance use disorders (primarily cannabis and alcohol); developmentally specific approaches to treatment of adolescents and young adults with opioid addiction; use of relapse prevention medication (MAT) in youth; and the role of families.
Marc Fishman, MD
Marc Fishman MD is an addiction psychiatrist and leads Maryland Treatment Centers / Mountain Manor, a regional behavioral healthcare provider, which offers programs for residential and outpatient SUD and co-occurring treatment for youth and adults. He is a member of the psychiatry faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His academic and research work has focused on addiction pharmacotherapy; models of care for youth, particularly with OUD; and treatment placement and matching strategies. Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of the ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders. He served as a past President (2010-12) of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine and is a current member of its Board.