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The NM ASSIST is a screening tool that can be used in primary care to detect drug and alcohol abuse. The full version of the tool includes step-by-step screening algorithms.
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NIDA
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The NIDA Quick Screen can be used in clinical practice to screen patients for substance use disorders.
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NIDA
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this website so that physicians can improve the deliver and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services to patients.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) website provides information and materials for buprenorphine treatment providers, including screening tools and sample consent and patient agreement forms, and provides links to other helpful resources.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders, revises TIP 9, Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. The revised TIP provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and captures the state-of-the-art in the treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP focuses on what the substance abuse treatment clinician needs to know and provides that information in an accessible manner. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients with co-occurring disorders.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA
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Information on why your patient should be in withdrawal before beginning buprenorphine induction.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Offers recommendations for screening and assessment of adolescents as and discusses referrals, legal issues, and the juvenile justice system.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This article reviews the history of opiate withdrawal scales and their use.
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The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
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This article describes how to identify drug-seeking patients, and explains risk management measures.
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American Family Physician, 2000
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