Practice Alert Podcast

Tackling unhealthy substance use using USPSTF guidance and a 1-question tool

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In this month’s audiocast, Dr. Campos-Outcalt outlines the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations on primary and secondary prevention of unhealthy substance use in different age groups. He also makes the case for when you might want to diverge from these recommendations and provides a simple, 1-question tool that can aid in screening asymptomatic patients.


 

References

  1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Unhealthy drug use: screening [final recommendation statement]. Published June 9, 2020. https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/drug-use-illicit-screening. Accessed July 28, 2020.
  2. US Preventive Services Task Force. Illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults: primary care-based interventions [final recommendation statement]. Published May 26, 2020. https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/drug-use-illicit-primary-care-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents. Accessed July 28, 2020.
  3. US Preventive Services Task Force. Prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents: primary care interventions [final recommendation statement]. Published April 28, 2020. https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-and-nicotine-use-prevention-in-children-and-adolescents-primary-care-interventions. Accessed July 28, 2020.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA Quick Screen v 1.0. www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/nmassist.pdf. Accessed July 28, 2020.
  5. US Preventive Services Task Force. Tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including pregnant women: behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions [update in progress]. Published September 21, 2015. https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions. Accessed July 28, 2020.

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