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Toward Patient-Centred Addiction Care

Why does addiction assessment matter?

  • A significant number of your patients may have a problem with alcohol or drugs
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use is linked to major physical, emotional, and social problems
  • Talking about alcohol and drugs with your patients helps them reduce risky use and get healthy
  • You have the ability to engage your patients and help them with behaviour change

Asking about addiction is simple, efficient, and cost-effective. We've put together some resources to help you get started.

Use the menu on the left to find resources, videos, and links to help you integrate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment into your practice.