Care of the Patient Who Misuses Drugs

  • Jerome E. Schulz

Abstract

Patients who misuse drugs are commonly seen by family physicians in the clinic, emergency room, and hospital. This chapter discusses commonly misused “street” drugs, with the emphasis on the most frequent medical complications, presenting complaints, symptoms, and treatment. The last portion of the chapter discusses guidelines for the care of patients in drug addiction recovery programs. Almost all patients who misuse illicit drugs also misuse alcohol and tobacco, and those medical complications are discussed elsewhere in this book (see Chapters 8, 59, 83).

Keywords

Misuse Alcohol Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Misuse Drug Urine Drug Screen Body Packer 
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