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[Editorial] Substance use in young people

Last week the American Academy of Paediatrics published new guidance for clinicians treating adolescents and children who misuse substances, including alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco. The report focuses on the public health impact of substance use on this high-risk population group, and recommends a cycle of substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (known as SBIRT).