Sample: In 2017, >70 200 drug overdose deaths occurred in the US. Approximately what percentage of those deaths involved an opioid?
Substance Use Disorder
Brief summaries highlight the latest developments and research findings regarding this serious and growing health problem.
Because comorbid substance abuse is the rule rather than the exception in individuals with ADHD, accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and management of ADHD is challenging even for the most skilled practitioners.
Appropriate use of benzodiazepines in patients with a substance use disorder is an important skill. Here are some important considerations.
A pain management specialist reviews the strengths and points out the weaknesses in the proposed recommendations.
The 35-year-old man is a new patient for you. He says he was given Vicodin when he had a similar injury a number of years ago. How do you proceed?
Could repeated episodes of vomiting in this young woman be related to ingestion of a drug?
For the past year, the patient has had episodes of severe nausea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal pain separated by weeks of feeling quite well.
Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?