Substance Use Disorders

  • David S. Levitt
  • Jared W. KleinEmail author


Substance use disorders are common and associated with increased perioperative risk. The perioperative period offers a unique opportunity to engage patients in addiction treatment. Whenever possible, clinicians should assess for substance use preoperatively, create a plan to manage withdrawal symptoms during the perioperative period and initiate or refer for treatment when patients are amenable.


Substance use disorder Addiction Tobacco Alcohol Opioids 



Dr. Ashok Reddy authored a prior version of this chapter. Dr. Avital O’Glasser and Dr. Honora Englander generously shared their comprehensive list of references with the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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