Addiction Resource List - Edmonton
This guide provides a description of addictions resources in the Edmonton area. Contact information is provided along with information on the referral process for each agency.
Evaluate your drinking (includes definition of a standard pour)
This pamphlet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthprovides a brief test for patients to determine how their drinking compares to other Canadians.Change Plan Worksheet
This worksheet can be used with patients to help them think about the changes they would like to make in their life, the reasons why they would like to change, the steps they can take to make a change and as their doctor how you can support them in making changes.
Decisional Balance Worksheet
This worksheet can be used by patients to help them think through the pros and cons of changing and not making a change in their life.
I'm Sick, Now What!?
This booklet helps to educate patients about when to seek medical attention and where they can get the help they need.
This tip sheet provides information on implementing SBIRT in your Family Practice and relevant billing codes.
Family Medicine Pocket Guide
This pocket guide for Family Practice discusses drug use Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment. The guide was adapted from the NIAAA 2005 pocket guide for alcohol screening and brief intervention. Introduction to Addiction Assessment - Family Practice
This presentation describes how primary care physicians can easily screen for problematic substance abuse, use
patience-centred principles to discuss problematic substance use and identify goals, and refer patients to local
resources. In addition, below are two E-Vignette presentations. The first addresses co-morbid alcohol use and
depression, and the latter addresses co-morbid substance abuse and pain issues.
This link provides a guide for physicians on how to help those patients who drink too much.
This reference for care providers gives information of pregnancy-related issues in the management of addictions.
Emergency Medicine Pocket Guide
This pocket guide for Emergency Medicine discusses drug use Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for
Treatment. The guide was adapted from the American College of Emergency Physicians toolkit at www.acep.org