Screening and interventions for substance use in primary care

Michelle Marie Knapp, Donna E. McCabe

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NPs in primary care settings are well positioned to treat substance use disorders (SUDs). SUDs affect patients across the age spectrum and may be diagnosed and treated by NPs using brief interventions and pharmacologic therapies, or patients may be referred to specialty services. This article provides guidelines for screening, brief interventions, and pharmacologic therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Practitioner
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019


  • CAGE
  • CRAFFT screener
  • NIDA Quick Screen
  • SUBS
  • brief intervention
  • opioid
  • pharmacologic therapy
  • substance use disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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