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"Mount Sinai Partnership To Scale Youth Addiction Treatments" - Jennifer Henderson

  • Crain's Health Pulse
  • New York, NY
  • (October 08, 2018)

The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai and the Center on Addiction have formed a strategic alliance to invest in new addiction treatments for adolescents and young adults. On average, 200 people die every day from overdose, 20 of them teenagers, said Joseph Plumeri, executive chair of the Center on Addiction and a Mount Sinai Health System trustee. Still, the primary forms of addiction treatment for adolescents and young adults remain those designed for older adults. "We wait to focus on the addiction that's entrenched in older people rather than trying to really sever that pipeline early," said Yasmin Hurd, PhD, director of the Center for Addictive Disorders at the Mount Sinai Health System. "If you're going to really prevent and stop the progression to severe substance-use disorder, you need to work with the youth, teens and young adults."

- Joseph Plumeri, Trustee, Mount Sinai Health System

- Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Ward-Coleman Translational Neuroscience, Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders, Mount Sinai Health System

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