|Titre :||Substance abuse and pharmacy practice : what the community pharmacist needs to know about drug abuse and dependence (2004)|
|Auteurs :||A. TOMMASELLO|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Harm Reduction Journal (Vol.1 n°3, 2004)|
|Article en page(s) :||1-15|
|Note générale :||
Harm Reduction Journal, 2004, 1, (3), 1-15
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEREDUCTION DES RISQUES ; RESEAU DE SOINS ; PHARMACIEN ; PREVENTION ; EVOLUTION
Pharmacists, the most accessible of health care professionals, are well positioned to help prevent and treat substance use disorders and should prepare themselves to perform these functions. New research improves our knowledge about the pharmacological and behavioral risks of drug abuse, supports the clinical impression that drug dependence is associated with long-lasting neurochemical changes, and demonstrates effective pharmacological treatments for certain kinds of drug dependencies. The profession is evolving. Pharmacists are engaging in new practice behaviors such as helping patients manage their disease states. Collaborative practice agreements and new federal policies set the stage for pharmacists to assist in the clinical management of opioid and other drug dependencies. Pharmacists need to be well informed about issues related to addiction and prepared not only to screen, assess, and refer individual cases and to collaborate with physicians caring for chemically dependent patients, but also to be agents of change in their communities in the fight against drug abuse.
At the end of this article the pharmacist will be better able to:
1. Explain the disease concept of chemical dependence.
2. Gather the information necessary to conduct a screen for chemical dependence.
3. Inform patients about the treatment options for chemical dependence.
4. Locate resources needed to answer questions about the effects of common drugs of abuse (alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, "ecstasy", and cocaine).
5. Develop a list of local resources for drug abuse treatment.
6. Counsel parents who are concerned about drug use by their children.
7. Counsel individuals who are concerned about drug use by a loved one.
8. Counsel individuals who are concerned about their own drug use.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||52|
|Affiliation :||Etats-Unis. United States.|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|