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Smoking & Alcohol – identifying smokers and at risk drinkers – is there a role for general practice?

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Dr Chris Holmwood's presentation to the National Heart Foundation Conference, May 18 2013.

 

 

 

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A brief guide to prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone

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 Advice for medical practitioners who have not undertaken the one-day Pharmacotherapy GP Training Program from the Victoria Department of Health released April 2013.

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RACGP - Problem drinking

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Management of problem drinking presents the general practitioner with similar challenges and rewards to those associated with the management of other chronic conditions. | RACGP
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From the journal Australian Family Practice, August 2011, this article explores a range of interventions designed to address problematic alcohol use.

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About PAMS — Harm Reduction Victoria

About PAMS — Harm Reduction Victoria | AOD Resources for after hours health and welfare services | Scoop.it
The ‘Pharmacotherapy, Advocacy Mediation and Support’(PAMS) Service, (PAMS or ‘The PAMS Service’).
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A great resource for people who are prescribed a pharmacotherapy like methadone or suboxone.

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Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)

Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) | AOD Resources for after hours health and welfare services | Scoop.it

The World Health Organization Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) is a questionnaire which screens for all levels of problem or risky substance use in adults.  The ASSIST (V3.1 or V3.0) consists of eight questions covering tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants (including ecstasy) inhalants, sedatives, hallucinogens, opiates and 'other drugs'.  A risk score is provided for each substance, and scores are grouped into 'low risk', 'moderate risk' or 'high risk'.  The risk score determines the level of intervention ('treatment as usual', 'brief intervention' or 'brief intervention plus referral to specialist treatment').

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Alcohol guidelines: reducing the health risks | National Health and Medical Research Council

Alcohol guidelines: reducing the health risks | National Health and Medical Research Council | AOD Resources for after hours health and welfare services | Scoop.it

These NHMRC guidelines aim to establish the evidence base for future policies and community materials on reducing the health risks that arise from drinking alcohol. The guidelines communicate evidence concerning these risks to the Australian community to allow individuals to make informed decisions regarding the amount of alcohol that they choose to drink.

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Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence

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Released by the Department of Health in 2013.

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Bulletin 2: The management of cannabis use in Australian general practice • Bulletins • NCPIC

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Research conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) about the management of cannabis use in Australian general practice.

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