Polysubstance Abuse Part I
Polysubstance abuse may be diagnosed when a person is dependent on three or more substances over a 12-month period. Unique challenges exist for individuals with polysubstance abuse, which include a higher degree of physical side effects from substances consumed and longer period of time of detoxification. A personalized detoxification treatment plan is needed for individuals diagnosed with polysubstance abuse according to their unique medical, psychiatric, and substance use history. Polysubstance Abuse Part I discusses standard screening tools to aid in differentiation of polysubstance use from other conditions, diagnosis and an individualized plan of care.
- I. Introduction
- Polysubstance Abuse Defined
- Progression stages
- Common Characteristics Of Polysubstance Use
- Personality disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- Screening For Polysubstance Use
- Biological screens
- Dimensions of addiction
- Addiction Screening Instruments
- CAGE and CAGE-AID
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
- Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)
- Short Michigan Alcoholism Test (SMAST)
- Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
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