Addiction and addiction medicine: exploring opportunities for the general practitioner

McAvoy, Brian R. (2008) Addiction and addiction medicine: exploring opportunities for the general practitioner. Medical Journal of Australia, 189 2: 115-117.

Author McAvoy, Brian R.
Title Addiction and addiction medicine: exploring opportunities for the general practitioner
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 189
Issue 2
Start page 115
End page 117
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 111717 Primary Health Care
92 Health
920414 Substance Abuse
C1
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Formatted abstract
Addiction medicine deals with problems arising from the use of psychoactive substances, and encompasses the disciplines of general practice and primary care, psychiatry, psychology, internal medicine, public health, pharmacology and sociology.

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing illness that is difficult to cure.

There are now effective, evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of substance misuse disorders.

Harm minimisation and treatment are more cost-effective than policing and supply-reduction methods of responding to substance misuse.

Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
Discipline of General Practice Publications
 
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