Addressing Substance Use in General Practice: Tools for Practitioners
Data on co-occurrence of substance use with other mental health issues suggest that one-third to one-half of patients seeking mental health services have substance use issues or suffer from substance use disorders. Most clinicians receive little or no specific training in identifying and working with these patients. In this workshop participants will learn how to screen for, briefing assess, and intervene with substance users in general practice settings. Participants will be provided with tools that can be used to insure that these patients receive the most appropriate care.
Part of the APA Online Academy Professional Development Presentation Campus.
- Identify and distinguish the various levels of substance use issues encountered in general practice settings.
- Identify three instruments for screening and brief assessment of patients for substance use issues.
- Describe the process of brief intervention with substance users in general practice.
Frederick Rotgers, PsyD, ABPP
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