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All adolescents should be screened for alcohol use, US pediatricians say

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4666
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Alcohol misuse is so common among the young and so hazardous to their wellbeing that pediatricians should routinely screen every adolescent for alcohol use, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended in a new report on binge drinking.1

The report was prepared by the academy’s Committee on Substance Abuse and was published online on 31 August in the journal Pediatrics. Lorena Siqueira, director of …

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