screening and diagnosis

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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with screening and treatment resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on brief interventions and pharmacological treatment.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended to provide primary care clinicians and other healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with substance use disorders (SUD), leading to improved clinical outcomes. (From the website.)
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Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense
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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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American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on the role of the pediatrician in prevention, identification, and management of substance abuse. Revised in 2005
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NIAAA guide for practitioners on alcohol screening and brief interventions for youth
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Links to several important resources that NIDA offers for physicians to screen for and respond to substance abuse, including screening tools, patient education card, instructions and quick reference guide.
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Describes reimbursement codes for SBIR services for Medicare.
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Medicare Learning Network
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This questionnaire developed by Dr. Lynn Webster, to be filled out by the patient, allows health care professionals to determine risk of addiction to prescription opioid medication.
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Extensive information about urine testing for drugs and the procedures and components involved.
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General guidelines for evaluation and implementation of screenings and assessment tools for adolescents with substance abuse disorders.
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