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Special populations 

Special populations
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Special populations
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10.1093/med/9780198714750.003.0024
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date: 21 April 2018

Chapter 24 of Addiction Medicine provides practical tips on prevention and management of substance use among special population groups or subgroups. This includes the different life stages: from children and adolescents, to the young adult; right through to the elderly person. The effects of alcohol or drugs use in pregnancy and lactation are addressed with special attention to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Issues relating to gender and sexuality are covered. Approaches to working with disadvantaged or marginalized populations are included (e.g. the homeless including 'street kids' and people living in poverty). Management of patients with a range of complex comorbidities and social challenges is considered. Approaches in different cultural or social contexts are described, including for indigenous populations, refugees, prison inmates, and sex workers. The management of substance use in safety critical occupations, such as the impaired health professional or airline pilots is considered.

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