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TIP 24: A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians

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This document gives primary care clinicians specific guidance on identifying indications of substance abuse, how to broach the subject with a patient, and what screening and assessment instruments to use. It explains how to perform an office-based brief intervention in which patient and clinician set mutually agreed-upon goals and "contract" to stop or cut back the alcohol or other drug use.

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SMA08-4075
Publication Date
January 2008

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