Management of adults recovering from alcohol or other drug problems: relapse prevention in primary care.

@article{Friedmann1998ManagementOA,
  title={Management of adults recovering from alcohol or other drug problems: relapse prevention in primary care.},
  author={Peter D Friedmann and Richard Saitz and Jeffrey H Samet},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 15},
  pages={1227-31}
}
Patients recovering from substance use disorders are commonly seen in the primary care setting, and relapse is a serious long-term problem for these patients. Extrapolating from therapeutic strategies effective in specialty addiction treatment settings, this article outlines a practical approach to relapse prevention in the primary care setting. Working within a supportive patient-physician relationship, the primary care physician can help recovering patients decrease their susceptibility to… CONTINUE READING

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