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Guidance on Opioid Tapering

Within the United States, pain is the most common reason for adults to seek medical care within both outpatient and inpa ...


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Guidance on Opioid Tapering

Patient Education: Safe Use of Opioid Analgesics a ...

When providing patients with prescriptions of any type, it is best practice to also provide them with education on the m ...

Filed under: Neurology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Substance Abuse, NPs & PAs


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Navigating Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Chronic ...

The concept of multimodal treatment in chronic pain management goes back to some of the early established pain clinics i ...

Filed under: Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Substance Abuse, NPs & PAs


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Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

Despite all the knowledge and technology that we have these days, we still see a vast amount of patients who engage in u ...

Filed under: Public Health, Substance Abuse


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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

I had a patient the other day who came in intoxicated and tried to "school" me on the benefits of alcohol. Yes, there ar ...

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Substance Abuse


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Hyponatremia and Alcoholism

"Beer potomania" is a syndrome used to describe patients who present with hyponatremia along with a history of excessive ...

Filed under: Neurology, Substance Abuse


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Quitting Smoking When You Already Have Lung Cancer ...

Many patients feel that once they develop lung cancer, it is pointless to quit smoking. Smoking is one of the toughest a ...

Filed under: Oncology/Hematology, Pulmonary Medicine, Substance Abuse


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Prescription Drug Misuse in the United States

Narcotic prescription medications have important medical uses, but they also stimulate the reward center of the brain. I ...

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Substance Abuse


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The Real Risks of Vaping: All Clinicians Must Ask ...

Most of us have seen the recent news regarding the alarming rise of respiratory-related illnesses and deaths due to e-ci ...

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Substance Abuse


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Update: State Regulatory Environment for Opioid Pr ...

As prescribers for patients with acute and chronic pain in primary care, NPs and PAs are very much aware of the national ...

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, NPs & PAs, Substance Abuse


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