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HOW TO: Get bonus points on your addictions history (2 of 3)

What does the above picture of a businessperson have to do with the substance use history? Check out our Pearls For Practice at the end of this blog post to find out This is part 2 of a 3-part series to help you prepare for exam questions on addictive disorders (see our archives at www.thereviewcourse.com/studytips for the previous post on this topic), since we know not every resident gets comprehensive training on addictions medicine. To get bonus points on your substance use history exam, or to identify further problem areas in patients of your practice, there are 3 things you can do for a more comprehensive addictions history: 1) Quantify their substance use 2) Find out if there is anothe

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(UPDATED) HOW TO: Get bonus points on your addictions history (1 of 3)

We know not every resident gets comprehensive training on substance use or addictions medicine, but it's fair game for the exam and you may often come across this in practice. So, to help you prepare, our next 3 blog posts will cover exactly how to do this, and in our third post we’ll give you some extra tips on how to manage patients who have this condition. We’ll take a break in between this series to give you a SPECIAL GIFT next week, just for being signed up for this exam study tips newsletter! So let’s talk about taking a comphensive substance use history. First of all, you should be aware that the DSM 5 no longer uses the terms "abuse" or "dependence." Instead, the only category they u
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