Factors influencing the implementation of screening and brief interventions for alcohol use in primary care practices: a systematic review using the COM-B system and Theoretical Domains Framework
Screening for alcohol misuse and disorder is a critical intervention in prevention and providing treatment. This review examined barriers and facilitators to alcohol screening in primary care practices in Europe, North America, and Oceania.
Social vulnerabilities for substance use: Stressors, socially toxic environments, and discrimination and racism
Socially based stressors can factor substance use and SUDs, and as such, deserve greater empirical attention to further understand how they impact. Read more...
Prevalence and Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among Primary Care Patients with Hepatitis C and HIV
Intravenous drug use is common among people with OUD who enter treatment, and puts individuals at higher risk for infectious diseases like HIV and HCV. MOUD has shown to improve health outcomes for patients with HIV and/or HCV. This study examined the prevalence of OUD and receipt of MOUD among primary care patients with hep C and/HIV. Read more...
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Associations Between Polysubstance Use Patterns and Receipt of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among Adults in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Clinicians are often hesitant to prescribe MOUD to patients who use other substances such as alcohol. This article along with new guidelines show MOUD can be taken safely while co-using alcohol, stimulants, or benzodiazepines.