Query Patients About Past Drug Problems to Prevent Prescription Misuse, Docs Told Diversion and misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem, but one that physicians can help prevent by asking patients about their addiction history before prescribing drugs with high abuse potential, experts say. AMANews reported March 17 that doctors who want to prescribe …∞
Alcohol hospital admissions hide individual tragedies, say doctors (issued Tuesday 22 Jul 2008) The new government figures released today (Tuesday 22 July 2008) revealing that 811,000 people in England were admitted to hospital with alcohol misuse problems in 2006 hide the individual tragedies that hospital frontline staff see day in day out, said the British …∞
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Are Brief Alcohol Interventions Likely to be Effective in Routine Primary Care Practice? A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the modest efficacy of brief interventions (BI) for nondependent unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. Whether this level of efficacy can be expected when BIs are delivered outside of research studies in not known. This …∞
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Medical students’ knowledge about alcohol and drug problems: results of the medical council of Canada examination. PURPOSE: To determine knowledge of a national sample of medical students about substance withdrawal, screening and early intervention, medical and psychiatric complications of addiction, and treatment options. METHODS: Based on learning objectives developed by medical faculty, twenty-two questions on …∞
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American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Statement on Medical Marijuana Background In the last twenty years, both the scientific community and the public have become interested in the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. Scientific interest has been based in large part on the discovery and elucidation of the endocannabinoid receptor system. Popular interest …∞