common comorbidities

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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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Collection of webpages on medical effects of drug addiction organized by organ systems.
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This issue of Alcohol Research and Health focuses on co-occurring alcohol use disorders and psychiatric conditions. Articles covers diagnosis of co-occurring conditions, management of specific psychiatric disorders that are commonly found with alcohol use disorders, and tobacco and alcohol.
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NIAAA
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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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What is Hepatitis C?

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A brief description of risk factors and symptoms of Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus. It is found in and spread through the blood of infected individuals. Individuals may have been exposed to HCV-infected human blood if they have any of these risk factors (CDC 2008):

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