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This article discusses the abuse and misuse of psychoactive drugs among adults over the age of 50.
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American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
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This study examined the responses of older adults to the Drug Abuse Problem Assessment for Primary Care (DAPA-PC), a computerized drug and alcohol abuse screening instrument developed for primary care settings.
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American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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Defines and lists the diagnostic criteria for substance-induced mood disorder.
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All About Depression TM
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DSM-IV criteria for substance-induced anxiety disorder.
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BehaveNet®
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Complete overview of substance-induced psychotic disorders.
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Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
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This overview of buprenorphine includes a brief summary of the mechanism of action, regulatory requirements, pharmacology, and clinical studies.
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medicalletter.org
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A systematic review and economic evaluation of methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence.
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Health Technology Assessment; Vol 11: number 9. Connock et al., 2007.
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A comparison of cognitive performance outcomes of patients maintained on methadone versus those maintained on buprenorphine/naloxone during early opioid substitution treatment.
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Rapeli et al. BMC Clin Pharmacol.2007; 12;7:5.
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This is a brief list of risk and protective factors to look for when evaluating patients for substance abuse.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This report describes points of intersection between HIV and primary care treatment, and discusses how to integrate HIV care into primary medicine.
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The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
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