Teen overcomes heroin habit on an opioid replacement therapy

syringeBoston news station NECN recently visited Children’s Adolescent Substance Abuse Program and talked with Gaby, a young woman who has struggled with addiction since age 11. Gaby says the opioid replacement therapy she’s receiving at Children’s is the reason she’s able to become sober and kick her heroin habit. Watch NECN’s video to hear Gaby’s story.

Watch videos of John Knight, MD, director of Children’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, offering his thoughts on our country’s legal drinking age, how parents and physicians can best approach the issue of underage drinking and more.

Read a related story from a Children’s publication about teenagers abusing anabolic steroids and other muscle-enhancing drugs.