Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

by Charles Vega, MD

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    The lecture Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Chronic Care. It contains the following chapters:

    • Substance Use Disorder
    • Medical management of Opioid Abuse

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. A 32-year-old man who drinks a beer every night after work
    2. A 30-year-old woman who drinks a glass of wine every night with dinner
    3. A 22-year-old man who drinks 5-6 alcoholic drinks when he goes out with friends on the weekend
    4. A 63-year-old man who drinks 2 or 3 gin and tonics at the country club 3 days a week
    5. A 60-year-old woman who only drinks mimosas on the weekend and limits herself to one drink a night on week days
    1. Acomprosate
    2. Naltrexone
    3. Disulfiram
    4. Methadone
    5. Topiramate
    1. Prescription drugs
    2. Heroine
    3. Amphetamines
    4. Ecstasy
    5. Bath salts
    1. Enroll the patient in a bupenorphine/naloxone clinic for long gradual long term treatment and counselling
    2. Tell the patient to ask for a 21 day leave of absence and self-check-in to an inpatient rehabilitation center
    3. Prescribe methadone and perform weekly urine toxicology screens
    4. Prescribe naltrexone and start motivational interviewing at every 3 month follow up
    5. Start a rapid taper of prescribed opiates and focus counselling on quitting marijuana
    1. Alcohol
    2. Marijuana
    3. Prescription opiates
    4. Prescription benzodiazepines
    5. Heroine

    Author of lecture Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD

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