Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure
Substance use, a significant public health issue, is well described in the adult chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. Knowledge about substance use in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) CKD population such as prevalence, impact on kidney function, medication adherence, and psychosocial well-being remain largely unknown. Awareness of and inquiring about substance use is paramount to providing evidence-based care and preparation to transition to adult-focused health services. The authors in this review identify commonly used substances (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, etc.) and how they impact kidney function and care of the AYA with CKD or kidney failure. Recommendations for screening and intervention strategies are provided.
& Omoloja, A. A.
(2021). Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure. Pediatric Nephrology, 36, 3585-3593.