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Christopher J. Hammond, MD, PhD

Christopher J. Hammond, MD, PhD

Dr. Hammond is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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The main goal in treating addiction is to help the patient achieve and improve functioning. When that patient is also an adolescent, there are special considerations. Here's a quick primer.

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The author presents a clinically focused introduction to treatment principles for adolescent substance abuse disorders and reviews evidence-based approaches.

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