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Opioid abuse potential prompts monitoring role for internists

Many pain and substance abuse experts feel the situation demands a change of emphasis in the various guidelines that exist for opioid use, particularly for chronic noncancer pain, such as those ... Contracts are useful because they communicate the
May 2011

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic?

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic? During my training in the 70s, heroin use dominated our substance abuse horizon. ... For the next 30+ years, we rarely heard about heroin. Over the past 10 years we have seen increasing opiate abuse, but the
April 2022

Treat addicted patients for the long-term

Mark S. Gold, MD, knows how difficult it is to identify and treat substance abuse in primary care. ... Once you've identified the patient with a substance abuse problem, the question is how to treat.
June 2009

Clearing up confusion over Medicare coverage for vaccines

Q: I read about the new codes for smoking cessation counseling and substance abuse screening and brief intervention services in the February 2008 ACP Internist. ... Physician documentation should reflect both the work associated with the smoking
March 2008

Making opiates safe, efficient in the office

A history of previous substance abuse raises the risk for prescription opiate abuse, Dr. ... care setting to prescribe chronic opiates to patients who have ongoing substance abuse, even if they have a clear source of somatic pain, Dr.
June 2012

Caring for ex-prisoners presents management challenges

medications; transporting and accompanying patients to appointments; and linking patients to community primary care, substance abuse, and mental health treatment offices. ... Often, these diagnoses are accompanied by substance abuse. For example, in
September 2017

Post-war, vets face new battle with PTSD

Alcoholism and substance abuse increase the chances, as well, since PTSD sufferers often self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, Dr. ... Kroenke. “If you find that the patient isn't cutting down after you've told them this, they may need to get into some
September 2008

Asking right questions key to detecting abuse

Mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicide have also been associated with IPV, experts said. ... This kind of abuse is damaging on its own, and can eventually lead to physical abuse.
March 2009

Creating a practice that's open to GLBT patients

GLBT patients may also be more likely to engage in substance abuse, from smoking and overuse of alcohol to illegal drugs. ... When people come in for an STI check, I ask, ‘What raised the concern?’” It's almost always related to substance abuse,
January 2013

States aim to limit opioid prescriptions

Health Aff (Millwood). 2016;35:1324-32. [PMID: 27335101] doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1496. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. ... Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
October 2016

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