Early Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse within Integrated Primary Care / Edition 1

Early Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse within Integrated Primary Care / Edition 1

by Nicholas Cummings
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878978470

ISBN-13: 9781878978479

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Substance abuse is a major public health concern, affecting millions of people in the United States. Alcoholism and drug addiction often result in severe health problems for substance abusers. Families suffer, substance-related crime claims victims, and, most tragically, impaired driving accidents result in the deaths of thousands of innocent individuals each year.

Overview

Substance abuse is a major public health concern, affecting millions of people in the United States. Alcoholism and drug addiction often result in severe health problems for substance abusers. Families suffer, substance-related crime claims victims, and, most tragically, impaired driving accidents result in the deaths of thousands of innocent individuals each year. Clearly, the treatment of these problems is a major concern for our society.

Most patients with substance abuse problems present in primary care settings, oftentimes with other complaints. When professionals, working in primary or integrated care settings, know what to look for and healthcare systems can respond with effective triage, it is possible to implement substance-abuse treatment programs early. These interventions dramatically improve health outcomes and create significant financial benefits for suffers and the community at large. This volume, the work of a number of leading scholars, presents a coherent framework through which primary care establishments can implement this kind of life-saving early detection and treatment of substance-abuse problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878978479
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Healthcare Utilization and Cost Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Contributing Authorsxi
Chapter 1Primary Care: An Entry Point for the Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse17
Chapter 2Turning Bread Into Stones: Our Modern Antimiracle33
Chapter 3Who is the Substance Abuser?49
Chapter 4Presenting Problems: Different Tugs from Different Drugs63
Chapter 5Substance Abuse Treatment within Primary Care: Frontline Detection and Intervention93
Chapter 6Issues in Addressing Substance Abuse in Primary Care111
Chapter 7Early Detection and Treatment of Alcoholism in Primary Care121
Chapter 8Opportunities for Improved Detection and Treatment of Alcohol Misuse: Using Behavioral Health Consultants in Primary Care133
Chapter 9Late Life Alcoholism in Primary Care153
Chapter 10Early Detection and Treatment of Prescription Drug Abuse in Primary Care169
Chapter 11Integrating Behavioral Interventions for Smoking into Primary Care181

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