• Topic

    Substance Use Disorders

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance use disorders 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 two years 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
    Treatment
    Oct 15, 2022 Management of Substance Use Disorders: Guidelines From the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Jan 15, 2022 Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders [Curbside Consultation]
    Jul 01, 2020 Family Physicians Play Key Role in Bridging the Gap in Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment [Graham Center Policy One-Pager]
    Oct 01, 2019 Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2019 Lofexidine (Lucemyra) for Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms [STEPS]
    Jan 15, 2019 Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs
    May 15, 2018 Implantable Buprenorphine (Probuphine) for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder [STEPS]
    Mar 01, 2018 Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2017 Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Position Paper from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]   Tool
    Mar 01, 2017 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Placebo for Opioid Dependence [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 01, 2017 Alpha-adrenergic Agonists for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Oct 01, 2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians [Graham Center Policy One-Pager]
    Feb 01, 2015 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Editorials
    Sep 15, 2023 The Role of Xylazine in the Overdose Crisis [Editorials]   FREE
    May 15, 2022 The Case for Supervised Injection Sites in the United States [Editorials]   FREE
    Feb 15, 2021 Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Recreational Athletes [Editorials]
    Oct 01, 2019 Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2018 Counseling Parents and Adolescents About Marijuana [Editorials]   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2018 Treating Opioid Use Disorder as a Family Physician: Taking the Next Step [Editorials]
    Sep 15, 2017 How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic [Editorials]
    Apr 01, 2017 Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Position Paper from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]   Tool
    Jun 15, 2016 Using the CDC Guideline and Tools for Opioid Prescribing in Patients with Chronic Pain [Editorials]
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Jan 15, 2021 Evidence Lacking to Support Universal Unhealthy Drug Use Screening [Editorials]
    Jan 15, 2021 Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jun 01, 2019 Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management
    Complications and Special Situations
    Apr 15, 2024 Adolescent Cannabis Use and Suicidality [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    May 15, 2023 Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy [Curbside Consultation]
    Mar 01, 2021 Caring for the Physician Affected by Substance Use Disorder [Curbside Consultation]
    Apr 15, 2020 Postpartum Relapse Prevention: The Family Physician's Role [Letters to the Editor]
    Overview
    May 15, 2024 Substance Misuse in Adults: A Primary Care Approach   CME
    Sep 15, 2023 Benzodiazepine Use Disorder: Common Questions and Answers   CME
    Feb 13, 2023 Opioid Epidemic Updates: “Frankenstein Opioids” and Xylazine-Induced Skin Ulcers
    Sep 15, 2022 Recreational Cannabis and Emergency Department Visits [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Dec 15, 2021 Cannabis Essentials: Tools for Clinical Practice   Alg   POC   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2018 Stimulant and Designer Drug Use: Primary Care Management   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2013 A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse   Alg
    Nov 01, 2008 Supplements and Sports
    Prevention
    Oct 15, 2020 Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Oct 15, 2020 Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jul 15, 2018 Club Drugs: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2018 Meth: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2018 Marijuana: Talking Points for Parents and Teens [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2018 Opioid Use Disorder: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Editorials and Letters
    Aug 15, 2013 Risks Associated with Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use [Editorials]
    Jul 01, 2013 Uncommon Adverse Effects of Commonly Abused Illicit Drugs [Editorials]
    Oct 01, 2012 Opioid Abuse and Pain Management [Editorials]
    Oct 01, 2011 Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications Among Teenagers and Young Adults [Editorials]
    Mar 15, 2007 Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs [Editorials]
    Jul 01, 2003 Prescribing Syringes to Injection Drug Users: What the Family Physician Should Know [Editorials]

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