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Physician health programs refer addicted doctors to some of the nation’s most respected drug treatment centers, many of which offer specialized abstinence-based programs for addicted professionals and staff who are experienced in treating health care providers.
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Recovery Connection® (RCx) a comprehensive website dedicated to helping people, or their loved ones, in need of help with detox, drug addiction or alcoholism find treatment. Recovery Connection® provides a free 24/7 national helpline.
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Answers questions about differences between addiction, dependence, etc., how people become addicted, treatment options for those who become addicted, and how serious a problem prescription medication misuse is. Issue: 5(2)
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A chart giving information on different products for tobacco dependence including the nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, nazal spray, bupropion, and varenicline.
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CRAFFT: Brief Screening Tool for Adolescents

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THE CRAFFT is a screening instrument used to detect alcohol and other drug abuse.

CRAFFT

1. Have you ever ridden in a Car driven by someone
(including yourself) who was high or had been using
alcohol or drugs?

2. Do you ever use alcohol or drugs to Relax, feel better
about yourself, or fit in?

3. Do you ever use alcohol or drugs while you are by
yourself Alone?

4. Do you ever Forget things you did while using alcohol
or drugs?

5. Do your Family or Friends ever tell you that you should
cut down on your drinking or drug use?

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Adolescent Screen for Tobacco Dependence: The Hooked on Nicotine Checklist

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This checklist was first described in the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth study, and was designed to screen adolescents for symptoms of tobacco dependence (DiFranza et al. 2002a). An adolescent answering yes to any of these questions is said to have some dependence on tobacco.

Name: _______________________ Date: _____________________

1. Have you ever tried to quit but couldn’t?   YES   NO

2. Do you smoke now because it’s really hard to quit?   YES   NO

3. Have you ever felt like you were addicted to tobacco?   YES   NO

4. Do you ever have strong cravings to smoke?   YES   NO

5. Have you ever felt like you really needed a cigarette?   YES   NO

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Detecting Substance Abuse and Dependence

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Symptoms, Red Flags, and Risk Factors of Abuse/Dependence informational page

Symptoms, Red Flags, and Risk Factors

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How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?

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How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?

How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?

One way to assess whether or not you have a drinking problem is to consider the guidelines for
moderate drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),
moderate drinking is defined as 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women and older people.

A standard drink is equal to
• one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler
• or one 5-ounce glass of wine
• or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits

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A site for physicians, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, and counselors to learn more about buprenorphine as a medication for opioid addiction treatment.
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