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Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions

Looking to help your patients manage their alcohol consumption?

 

The Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, Screening and Assessment Protocol provides a list of curated evidence-informed resources on alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment that will help your patients make informed choices about their drinking to reduce the short and long-term health risks. Use this tool as a foundation for patient education about low-risk drinking guidelines and informed decisions.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Alcohol Use Disorder Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need concise, up-to-date guidance to screen for alcohol use disorder?

 

The Alcohol Use Disorder Tool shows you how to identify and manage the care of your patients who have challenges with alcohol use. It includes information on special patient populations, tips for screening patients, and pharmacotherapy treatment options. Apply this tool's talking tips to help guide you through the conversations with your patient about their alcohol use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Opioid Use Disorder Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a resource to initiate or maintain opioid agonist therapy (e.g., Suboxone®)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference that primary care providers can use when screening, diagnosing, and implementing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) in their practice. Refer to this reference if you need support around OAT prescribing for your patients, using the talking points included throughout the tool to support non-judgmental and empathetic conversations.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Non-medical Cannabis Resource

Type:

Resource

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Looking for non-medical cannabis references you can share with your patients that outlines the harms and benefits of cannabis?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) resource around non-medical cannabis use supports primary care providers in the discussion of cannabis benefits and harms, as well as management of side effects. Consider this resource when you are discussing non-medical cannabis use with your patient.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain

CRAFFT Screening Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

CRAFFT

Are you looking for a tool designed specifically for adolescents’ substance use?

 

The Boston Children's Hospital created the CRAFFT Screening Tool to be taken by the patient or administered by a clinician to screen for substance use in adolescents (aged 12-21). Consider this tool as foundational to your toolkit.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Management of AUD, OUD and opioid prescribing

Type:

Resource

Source:

META:PHI

Want a comprehensive reference for management of alcohol use disorder (AUD), opioid use disorder (OUD) or opioid prescribing?

 

The Women's College Hospital (WCH) supported the creation of this reference to support clinicians on setting up and implementing care for addiction related disorders. This document includes guidance and recommendations around topics such as common patient questions, assessment tools, and medication prescribing. Refer to this Pocket Reference for AUD, OUD, and opioid prescribing.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Alcohol Screening Questionnaire (AUDIT)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project

Has your patient screened positive for alcohol use?

 

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) contains screening questions, instructions on scoring and interpreting the score and intervention messaging you can use. Plan your next patient visit by sharing this tool in advance and learning how to interpret their results.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Drug Screening Questionnaire (DAST)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project

Are you in need of a screening tool for patient recreational drug use?

 

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) is a screening tool that can be used in adults to determine the impact of drugs on a patient’s health and suggests possible actions to take. Consider using this screening tool if you are looking for a questionnaire to use in your practice when caring for patients with a history of recreational drug use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

#278 Gabapentin for Alcohol Use Disorder: Decrease pints with a pill?

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should gabapentin be considered when treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) with pharmacotherapy?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice highlights the evidence with gabapentin treatment in AUD. Consider reading this article when deciding treatment options for AUD.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Quality Standard: Problematic Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder - Care for people 15 years of age and older

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Looking for guidance to help manage problematic alcohol use and alcohol use disorders?

 

This Quality Standard provides you with the guidance on helping your patient with problematic alcohol use and alcohol use disorder reduce their consumption or abstain from alcohol. It covers screening, assessment, and treatment options that address people's needs and preferences. This site also offers other helpful resources, such as: a patient guide, a quality standard placemat, tools for getting started, etc.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Cannabis (Marijuana)

Type:

Resource

Source:

Public Health Ontario

Questions about Cannabis?

 

Public Health Ontario has made available a number of resources on the topic of Cannabis. Subjects covered include: Cannabis in pregnancy, harms, monitoring Cannabis, production odours, simultaneous use of alcohol and Cannabis, driving under the influence, Ontario by-laws, and is Cannabis a gateway drug?

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Canadian Medical Association Cannabis and the CMA

Type:

Resource

Source:

Canadian Medical Association

Need information and resources on cannabis use for recreational and medical purposes?

 

The Canadian Medical Association repository of resources provides guidance, tools and resources such as the CMA policy on medical marijuana, guidelines for lower-risk cannabis use and patient information.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Medication Management

Cannabis and your health: 10 ways to reduce risks when using

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Government of Canada

Want to help your patients understand and reduce risks when using cannabis?

 

Available in both poster and a postcard, this information outlines 10 ways that your patient can reduce their risks when using Cannabis.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Canadian Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults (2019)

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health

Looking for guidance to help manage alcohol use disorder in your older patients?

 

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) created this guideline on the prevention, assessment, and management of alcohol use disorder among older adults. This guideline provides useful guidance for either preventing the development of alcohol use disorder or optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Primary care management of alcohol use disorder and at-risk drinking

Type:

Resource

Source:

Canadian Family Physician

Need to manage alcohol use disorder and at-risk drinking in your patients?

 

This clinical review provides evidence-based information and advice on the management of at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Management of alcohol use disorder

Type:

Resource

Source:

Women’s College Hospital

Need a quick-reference tool that summarizes the interventions available to help you manage patients with alcohol use disorder?

 

This pocket reference contains guidelines and helpful tips to assist you in talking to patients about their alcohol use and managing at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Practical Approach to Substance Use Disorders for the Family Physician

Type:

Resource

Source:

CFPC Addiction Medicine Member Interest Group

Looking for information on how to recognize and treat common substance abuse disorders in your patients?

 

This reference booklet is designed to help you recognize and treat the most common substance use disorders: nicotine, alcohol, and opiods. The booklet provides information on how to screen for each disorder, pharmacoptherapy options, non-pharmacological treatment, withdrawal management, as well as patient and caregiver resources.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Rapid Access Medicine Clinics (RAAM)

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

ConnexOntario

Offer your patients an easy to access option for addictions treatment

 

The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM) provides low barrier access for patients seeking treatment for any substance use disorder. Patients do not need an appointment and are seen on a walk-in basis. This clinic will provide brief counselling, prescribe medications (including anti-craving medications for alcohol and buprenorphine/naloxone for opiate use disorder) and connect patients with community treatment programs.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Talking About Alcohol Use

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Help your patients talk about alcohol use with their health care providers

 

This resource will help your patients to talk about their alcohol use problems with you or other health care professionals. It provides a checklist of items to go through when talking with a health care provider about their problems with alcohol use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Evidence-based wellbeing and recovery support program

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Breaking Free from Substance Use

Need to refer your patient to an online recovery support program?

 

This website offers 24 hour access to patients who need help in recovering from a substance use disorder. The site is completely confidential and provides individuals with positive coping skills and lets them work at their own pace of recovery.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

CAMH

Looking for a low risk alcohol drinking patient handout?

 

This patient pamphlet offers your patients quick tips on how to limit their alcohol consumption, and describes several alcohol consumption practises that are considered to be lower-risk.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Understanding Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Middlesex-London Health Unity (Youtube)

Looking for a brief educational video for your patients on low risk alcohol drinking?

 

This brief video is intended for patients and summarizes Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines pamphlet. The video describes what a standard drink is, what the guidelines are, and helps patients make more informed decisions around alcohol drinking.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

Alcoholics Anonymous

Type:

Resource

Source:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Need to refer your patient to Alcoholics Anonymous to help manage their alcohol use disorder?

 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a long-standing support resource for people who have problems with their alcohol use. The website offers resources to people who struggle with alcoholism, their family and friends, and even their caregivers.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

SMART Recovery

Type:

Resource

Source:

SMART Recovery

Need to refer your patient to a SMART recovery program?

 

SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. The site offers free group discussion meetings, where participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health

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