Care of the Patient Who Misuses Drugs

  • Ronald J. Gagné


No domestic issue captures the attention of the American public more than drug abuse. From the morning paper to the evening television news, we receive accounts daily about the health and social problems caused by dependence on drugs. The drugs may be illegal (cocaine, heroin, marijuana), legal (alcohol, nicotine), or legal but illicit (tranquilizers, anabolic steroids, narcotics). Their pervasive use has had a devastating impact on patients, their families, and society. There is evidence that as many as one-third of the U.S. population has used illicit substances at some time.


Family Physician Anabolic Steroid Substance Abuse Disorder Drug Abuse Problem Urine Drug Screen 
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