ACP policy paper recommends 10 ways to reduce substance abuse

12/11/2013 | CBS News

An American College of Physicians policy statement published in the Annals of Internal Medicine recommended 10 ways that physicians can help reduce the risk of substance abuse. The ACP asked physicians to consider non-opioid drugs as a first choice and called for a national prescription-drug-monitoring program, better education and prevention efforts and the possible use of written pain-treatment agreements between physicians and patients.

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