Pharmacologic Office-Based Interventions
Most, if not all, primary care physicians will be faced with the question of how to manage the addicted/alcoholic patient. In this chapter, we discuss how to (1) determine when you should utilize inpatient versus outpatient detoxification; (2) become knowledgeable regarding various methods of outpatient detoxification for each of the specific drugs of abuse; (3) manage patients pharmacologically after discharge from an inpatient detoxification setting; and (4) use the various medications available for your patients to assist in minimizing their relapse potential.
KeywordsWithdrawal Symptom Methadone Maintenance Treatment Comorbid Psychiatric Disorder Opiate Withdrawal Urine Drug Screen
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