Polysubstance Abuse, Part 2
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2014
Practice Level: Beginner
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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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 2 discusses aspects of the physical assessment and comorbid conditions influencing the patient’s initial treatment and ongoing recovery plan.
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- Assessment Of Polysubstance Abuse
- The Diagnostic Interview
- Patient And Provider Relationship
- Comprehensive Health History
- Polysubstance Abuse Evaluation Factors
- Mental Illness And Polysubstance Abuse
- Identify the goals of a medical assessment of a patient with signs of polysubstance abuse.
- Explain the prevalence and patterns of dual diagnosis.
- Explain mental disorders associated with substance abuse.