Due to political and economic forces, the physician will increasingly play a pivotal role in securing adequate prevention and treatment for alcohol and drug problems.
Thus far, the large body of knowledge and skill for prevention and treatment of addictive disorders has been underutilized by the physician in clinical practice and patient care.
Recent advances in pharmacotherapies have provided prominent roles for the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug disorders.
The immediate role of the physician is to implement the principles and practices of addiction medicine.
The larger role is for the physician to assume increasing advocacy and provide professional support for addicted patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Drogue illicite, Boisson alcoolisée, Abus, Dépendance, Santé mentale, Soin santé primaire, Médecin généraliste, Rôle professionnel, Prévention, Traitement, Sevrage toxique, Homme, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Illicit drug, Alcoholic beverage, Abuse, Dependence, Mental health, Primary health care, General practitioner, Occupational role, Prevention, Treatment, Detoxification, Human, Alcoholism, Drug addiction
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0359133
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 14/12/1999.