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Guidelines for the screening, assessing, and treating of substance abuse disorders in the elderly population (60 years or older).
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The NIAAA's pocket guide on how to screen for heavy drinking
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Monograph 5: Tobacco and the Clinician: Interventions for Medical and Dental Practice covers Strategies for Office-Based Smoking Cessation Assistance, Recruitment and Training of Practicing Physicians, Dentists, and Their Office Staffs, Training of Physicians in Training, Special Practice Settings, and Dissemination, Facilitation, and Maintenance of Office-Based Cessation Assistance.
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National Cancer Institute
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Researchers at the national level are making great strides toward answering this important question. In recent years, they have distilled effective strategies and principles from the many programs that seek to prevent and reduce substance abuse. Now, across the country, more and more practitioners are coming to understand how critical it is to identify and use science-based strategies that are likely to be effective in meeting the needs of the people they serve. (From their website)
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CAPT
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The Rethinking Drinking Web site and booklet have been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. The content of Rethinking Drinking draws largely from the results of major NIAAA population studies and clinical trials. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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Five subtypes of alcohol dependence
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DrugPrevent.org.uk
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This article on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network website discusses the elements of motivational interviewing.
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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
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The K6 Screening Scale is a brief interview for detecting psychiatric disorders in individuals with substance use disorders.
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Harvard School of Medicine
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The DAPA-PC is a brief internet-based instrument that assess emotional and physical problems and conducts a "drug and alcohol problem screen". It is self-administered, and is designed for use in a primary care setting.
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DANYA International, Inc
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This guideline provides in-depth information on co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, including terminology, detection and treatment. It also includes examples of common screening instruments for co-occurring disorders.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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