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The patient with a substance use problem

Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Substance use problems are related to increased morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Yet primary care providers may feel inadequately prepared to meet the needs of patients with substance use problems. An effective approach to treatment in primary care includes identifying substance use disorders, using counselling strategies to promote behavioural change and knowing when to provide pharmacotherapy or make specialist referrals.


Psychiatry in primary care toolkit

A powerful mobile app packed with features that will streamline screening and assessment in primary care.

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