Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care: it’s about time


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The podcast will cover screening (drug testing) for alcohol use in pain management and primary care. Topics covered will include:

  • Understand drug and alcohol misuse and abuse
    • Prevalence rates of alcohol use and misuse, and alcohol use disorders
    • Information on alcohol use, and concomitant use with opioids and benzodiazepines
  • Screening guidelines
    • Tools and types of tests
  • Testing for alcohol
    • Breathalyzer
    • Advances in testing
    • Biomarkers
    • Other considerations
    • Quest Diagnostics approach

This episode features Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain.


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