Date: 10 Aug 2010
Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist
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Generalist clinicians routinely care for patients who misuse or are dependent on alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs of abuse.1,2 These problems contribute to significant morbidity, health care utilization, cost, and preventable death.3,4 The aim of this update is to identify and examine recent advances in addiction medicine that have practice implications for generalist physicians and their patients. To accomplish this, we independently selected articles in the field of addiction medicine, summarized and critically appraised, and examined the articles in the context of their implications for generalist practice using methodology we used in prior updates.5,6 During an initial review, we identified articles through an electronic MedLine search (limited to human studies and in English) using search terms for alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs of abuse from January 2008 through January 2010. From the citations, the authors selected articles for more intensive review. After this...
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- Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 1 , pp 77-82
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- substance-related disorders
- primary health care
- primary care
- alcoholism and addictive behavior
- drug abuse
- smoking cessation
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- 1. Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 7180 Highland Drive (151-C-H), Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, USA
- 2. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
- 3. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
- 4. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
- 5. Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA