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Ongoing management of substance use disorders 

Ongoing management of substance use disorders
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Ongoing management of substance use disorders
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10.1093/med/9780198714750.003.0007
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date: 26 May 2019

Chapter 7 of Addiction Medicine covers the continuing and planned management of substance use disorders beginning with the natural history of substance use disorders and how this is modified following treatment. The place of diagnosis as a foundation for management is emphasized. No one professional discipline can offer all the answers to the management of substance disorders and the principles and practice of a multidisciplinary approach are highlighted in this chapter. The ten key components of ongoing treatment are discussed. There follows a specific section on self-help fellowships and related organizations. Advice is then provided as to what are the clinicians' responsibilities in the management of patients with substance disorders including good prescribing practices, but also avoiding the pitfall of attempting to take over decision-making from the patient. Referral to specialist services and also for social and welfare assistance is outlined.

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