Screening and Assessment for Substance Abuse
In this chapter, our goal is to discuss the screening tools that currently exist for identifying substance abuse, how they play a role in helping the clinician formulate a diagnosis, as well as their limitations. We will outline key definitions that are important to understand when discussing substance abuse. Ultimately, we hope to increase awareness of the challenges that exist when screening for substance abuse and recognize the need for an efficient, evidence-based algorithm to help guide the clinician.
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