screening and diagnosis

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This physician handout will help practitioners choose ways to detect nicotine dependence in their patients.
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American Academy of Family Physicians
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Adolescent Screen for Tobacco Dependence: The Hooked on Nicotine Checklist

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This checklist was first described in the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth study, and was designed to screen adolescents for symptoms of tobacco dependence (DiFranza et al. 2002a). An adolescent answering yes to any of these questions is said to have some dependence on tobacco.

Name: _______________________ Date: _____________________

1. Have you ever tried to quit but couldn’t?   YES   NO

2. Do you smoke now because it’s really hard to quit?   YES   NO

3. Have you ever felt like you were addicted to tobacco?   YES   NO

4. Do you ever have strong cravings to smoke?   YES   NO

5. Have you ever felt like you really needed a cigarette?   YES   NO

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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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SAMHSA
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Routinely screen all patients over the age of 14 for alcohol use problems. Learn how to conduct and implement brief interventions and motivational interviewing. Establish close relationships with other alcohol treatment services and alcohol treatment specialists. Integrate alcohol and drug treatment programs into routine clinical practice where feasible. (From Their Website)
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Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association; 1999
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Dr. Anton gives this alcohol-related podcast on the subject of biological markers.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. This bulletin from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism discusses this challenge as well as potential interventions that can be made. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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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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This document presents the results of a survey of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students on the topic of drug use and the perceived risk and estimated availability of different licit and illicit drugs.
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NIDA
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How Do I Know If I Have an Alcohol Problem?

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How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?

How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?

One way to assess whether or not you have a drinking problem is to consider the guidelines for
moderate drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),
moderate drinking is defined as 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women and older people.

A standard drink is equal to
• one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler
• or one 5-ounce glass of wine
• or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits

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Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)

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The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) is a 25-item questionnaire used to screen for alcohol abuse and dependence.

1. Do you enjoy a drink now and then? (Introductory -- no points)

2. Do you feel you are a normal drinker (by normal, we mean do you drink less than or as much as most other people)? (2)

3. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening? (2)

4. Does your wife, husband, parent, or other relative ever worry or complain about your drinking? (1)

5. Can you stop drinking without a struggle after 1 or 2 drinks? (1)

6. Do you ever feel bad about your drinking? (1)

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