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Substance Abuse

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance abuse and related issues, including addiction, drug dependence, and urine drug screening. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
Note: This topic module does not include articles on tobacco or alcohol abuse. See separate topic collections on Alcohol Abuse and Dependence and Tobacco Abuse and Dependence.

Categories

Overview

Screening and Diagnosis

Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content

Other Resources from AAFP



Overview

07/15/2013 A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse Algorithm
11/01/2008 Supplements and Sports
10/15/2007 Methamphetamine Abuse Patient Education
06/01/2004 Club Drugs: MDMA, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine Algorithm Patient Education
12/01/2000 Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB): A Newer Drug of Abuse Patient Education
04/15/2000 Addiction: Part II. Identification and Management of the Drug-Seeking Patient
04/01/2000 Addiction: Part I. Benzodiazepines-Side Effects, Abuse Risk and Alternatives

Screening and Diagnosis

03/01/2010 Urine Drug Screening: A Valuable Office Procedure
02/01/2008 Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse: Recognition and Management
09/01/2003 Recognition and Prevention of Inhalant Abuse Patient Education

Prevention

06/15/2015 Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Treatment

10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers] new
02/01/2015 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/15/2012 Opioid Dependence [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
05/01/2006 Managing Opioid Addiction with Buprenorphine Patient Education
11/15/2003 Common Problems in Patients Recovering from Chemical Dependency
06/15/2001 Methadone Therapy for Opioid Dependence

Complications and Special Situations

11/01/2009 Dealing with the Impaired Physician [Curbside Consultation]

Editorials and Letters

08/15/2013 Risks Associated with Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use [Editorials]
07/01/2013 Uncommon Adverse Effects of Commonly Abused Illicit Drugs [Editorials]
10/01/2012 Opioid Abuse and Pain Management [Editorials]
10/01/2011 Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications Among Teenagers and Young Adults [Editorials]
03/15/2007 Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs [Editorials]
07/01/2003 Prescribing Syringes to Injection Drug Users: What the Family Physician Should Know [Editorials]
05/01/2012 Synthetic Cannabinoids and “Bath Salts” Should Be Considered Drugs of Abuse [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

From Family Practice Managment

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

05/01/2014 Safe Opiods (SPPACES: Medical App Reviews)
01/01/2010 Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician
04/01/2008 A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients
10/01/2001 Recognizing and Preventing Medication Diversion

Patient Education, Self-Care

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Substance Abuse

Other AFP Content

Tips from Other Journals

01/01/2005 Disulfiram, Behavior Therapy in Cocaine Dependency

Other Resources from AAFP

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse
Substance and Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

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