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Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder

Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?

Is your older patient using or abusing drugs or alcohol? This video reviews how general psychiatrists can provide effective intervention when a substance abuse problem is identified.

Given the pervasiveness of substance use disorders, the information provided here is relevant not only for addiction psychiatrists, but all mental health providers and primary care physicians.

This brief communication highlights clinically applicable information and take-home points presented at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting.

Medication misuse and alcohol abuse are a huge problem in the US, and women and the elderly are not exempt. In this Q&A, an expert touches on the epidemiology, recognition, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorder in these two populations.

Because at least 10% of the US population suffers from a substance use disorder in any given year, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has expanded its longstanding Board Review Course in Addictions to a more inclusive “Addictions and Their Treatment” course.

How does the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders fit into the general practice of psychiatry? Dr Laurence Westreich, President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, addresses that question in this podcast.

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