Author | Marcello A. Maviglia, MD, MPH

Articles

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Intervention in the Emergency Department

October 01, 2006

Article

If done properly, the assessment of alcohol and substance use disorders in the emergency department (ED) or psychiatric emergency service can be the first step toward recovery.

Substance Use Disorders in the Emergency Setting

February 01, 2006

Article

Proper evaluation of patients for alcohol and substance use disorders is usually time-consuming. When done in a busy emergency department (ED), assessment is often rushed, increasing the likelihood of misdiagnosis and, therefore, mismanagement. Because the evaluation is a patient's first step to effective therapy, it should be conducted as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Intervention in the Emergency Department: A Step Toward Recovery

February 01, 2006

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If done properly, the assessment of alcohol and substance use disorders in the emergency department (ED) or psychiatric emergency service can be the first step toward recovery. A proper assessment, however, can be extremely taxing for both the clinician and the patient. This article offers a paradigm for performing a rapid and comprehensive evaluation in the ED of medically stable adults with alcohol and substance use disorders.

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